Filial Fear

Friedrich von Amerling - Rudolf von Arthaber with his Children - WGA00262The fear of the Lord that Christians ought to have can be likened to the awe and respect a child has for a parent and who wants nothing more than to please that parent.  Here’s what R.C. Sproul has to say when comparing filial fear to the parent-child relationship:

He has a fear or an anxiety of offending the one he loves, not because he’s afraid of torture or even of punishment, but rather because he’s afraid of displeasing the one who is, in that child’s world, the source of security and love.

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