Conviction of sin leads to the fear of God, which is a good thing. The world doesn't like the term "fear of God", but it is fear that keeps a person safe. It is the fear of falling off a high-rise building that keeps you from walking on the edge of the roof.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
The fear of God comes from knowing God, not just "knowing of" God, but knowing God.
Job 38:4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Knowing God is crucial, Jesus is coming back, and how He responds to you is based on this:
2Thessalonians 1:7b-8 when the Lord Jesus is revealed from Heaven with his mighty angels
8 in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
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