Tuesday, December 10 2019
THE FEAR OF THE LORD
"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell." Matthew 10:28
The Greek word for Hell in the above-mentioned scripture is Gehenna, which describes a physical location that illustrates what Hell is like! A garbage dump where at one time Israel sacrificed their children to the pagan god, Molech. An abomination to a Holy God!
Hell is a horrible place that mankind was never meant to be sent, as with trash to be thrown into a burning garbage dump teeming with worms, maggots, and carrion. The stench of dead bodies, animals, burning sewage and garbage repelled any visitors from such a vile sight! Hell is a place Jesus described as a burning trash heap whose fire is never quenched and the vile stench of rotting flesh torments those who are sent there, judged forever!
I pray that this devotional study on the Fear of God has opened your eyes and convicted your heart to fear and respect this awesome God and to obey His word and love Him with all of your heart! May God have mercy on us all!
"And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to Hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into Hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Hell, 'where their worm (flesh) does not die and the fire is not quenched.' " Mark 9:43-48
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin