“Even the Depths of God” — A Brief Meditation

Here are two verses from the New Testament for your consideration.First: For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God. — I Corinthians 2:10 And: Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. — Romans 5:5 Please join with me in reflecting on these two verses.First, the Holy Spirit of God is a gift, given to us. This is hardly controversial: Jesus  himself breathed on his disc … [Read more...]

The Fear of the Lord and the Love of God

As a young man growing up in the American south, I heard the phrase "God fearing" a lot. As in, "He's a God fearing man."I think it comes from Psalm 111:10: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," or its near corollary, Proverbs 1:7: "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge."So someone who is "God fearing" is someone, presumably, with wisdom or knowledge: who knows better than to sin, or for that matter to do anything that would offend the Almighty.It's not really … [Read more...]