You’ve seen them. The “No Fear” t-shirts. They are everywhere. We think this is a virtue, but it’s not. We have no fear of God. That will be our demise.
Look around. What once was shameful is now promoted and even celebrated. People are confused yet don’t care that they are.
I’ll give you an example. Someone very dear to me is very vocal about her pro-choice stance. Recently, she publicly mocked the pro-life group people by insisting that a fetus in nothing more that a clump of cells. The next day, she shifted gears completely for “National Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month.” One celebrity had a promotion asking for sensitivity. She wanted everyone to make sure that they know how important a fetus is.
On one hand, the unborn is meaningless. Yet, on the other, it is everything. This coming from a person who was given for adoption rather than aborted. It’s incredible that she cannot see what is so plain.
The prophet Jeremiah spoke for God:
Your evil will chastise you, and your apostasy will reprove you. Know and see that it is evil and bitter for you to forsake the Lord your God; the fear of me is not in you, declares the Lord God of hosts. Jeremiah 2:19
Christians often stammer around with the idea of fearing the Lord. Many may say that it means we are to “revere” God. Yes, but we should also be afraid of him. Very afraid. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:31)
There is hope. How? Through Jesus. Like it or not, “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” (Hebrews 9:22) Only Jesus lived a sinless life. He, alone, is qualified to shed his blood for mankind.
But that won’t do you any good unless you repent. Not as a thief who is sorry because he is caught. Look, we’re all in the same boat. We are guilty of high treason against the God who made us and called us to be his own. First, and foremost, you must repent. God’s not asking. It’s his command.
Admit your wickedness. Yes, I said wickedness. Today, let the whole thing consume you and cry out to the Lord. He will not ignore a humble and contrite heart.