Should We Be Afraid of God?
Are you afraid of God? Are we to fear or love God?
The answer is both, no and yes.
God should be loved and honored.
Believers have no reason to be afraid of God.
There is nothing in God, which could provoke terror in us.
God did set, a way of living that we should try to live up to.
We should fear God's punishment and therefore seek to live our lives in such a way that satisfies our Creator.
This fear should come from love, respect, and gratitude.
When we were children, the fear of punishment from our parents prevented some bad actions. We would still love our parents. The same should be true in our relationship with our Almighty Creator.