Motivations for Holiness (Sanctification Series #8)

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The Fear of the Lord

The Bible teaches that the first motivation given for holiness is the fear of the Lord. Psalm 111:10 declares, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” And Proverbs 16:6 teaches us, “One turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.” Repentance is the first thing we are commanded to do to be reconciled to God, and repentance is first motivated by a holy dread of God and His just punishment. Continue reading “Motivations for Holiness (Sanctification Series #8)”