Almighty God, the Creator of all things, deserves our reverence and obedience. Did he not make us? Did he not make this beautiful Earth? When you look up, up, up into a clear night starry sky, can you doubt that there is One God, Creator of All Things? How could the universe hold together without a power greater than any human mind can understand? It has to be God. There is no other answer.
So we must fear God. His almighty power is fearsome. His love is also great and mighty and fearsome. God is Love.
Please listen to what God has done for us. He has made a way to be our companion and friend and to show us his love, and to give us the measure of his power we need to love others. Truly loving others in the power of God is what makes us more like him. This comes about through our believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We love because he first loved us. We can open our hearts to all people when the love of Christ lives in us and the life of Christ is lived through us.
These are not high falutin’ words. These words are based on God’s Word, the Holy Bible, which you can read and believe for yourself. God’s Word is absolute truth. It loses nothing in translation, as modernists will argue. God is God. He has absolute power. He can protect his Word. He says it is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting deep into your physical life to reveal the spiritual life within. What is in your heart? What does the Word of God reveal? Is Christ living there unashamedly so all is well?
Let us work toward complete purity because we fear God. (2 Corinthians 7:1b)