Freedom through fear

Posted on March 12, 2016 · Posted in Gospel, Worship

The Bible is the story of the gospel. The Lord made the first promise of the gospel to Eve. Abraham’s faith, not his performance, is the model for our faith And like us, he looked forward to the reality of the city whose builder was God.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Psalm 130 anticipates the heart of the gospel message:

Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
who, O Lord, could ever survive?

But you offer forgiveness,
that we might learn to fear you.

Like the Psalmist, when you and I come to fully realize that not one of our sins can condemn us, the power of the gospel is unleashed so that we may view our God with the fear and awe that is due his name.

Longing for Home

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.