THE RIGHT KIND OF FEAR

23 Oct

THE RIGHT KIND OF FEAR

Fear Can Prompt Us To Do all sorts of foolish and hurtful things. When you let it pile up in your marriage, it can cause an avalanche of trouble.

For example, how would you respond to your wife if you feared she didn’t respect you, didn’t love you, and thought you were a sorry excuse for a husband?

How would you respond to your husband if you fear he considered you little more than an old piece of luggage and didn’t value you or your opinion?

How would you respond to your in-laws if you feared they thought of you as a poor choice of spouse?

Fears-most of them irrational-can creep into your home in a thousand ways. If that’s the case for you, Isaiah has a good word for you, “The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread” (Isaiah 8:13). When we truly fear the Lord, all other fears pale into nothingness. A healthy fear of God calms our nerves and helps us to see the universe as it truly is-safe and secure in His very competent hands. The fear of God can deliver you from the fear of man. And since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Ps. 111:10), no home can be built successfully without it.

NOTE:  This article is from the book “Family Life and Marriage Bible” by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage succeed.

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