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Why are we to dread God when judgment is falling?

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Why are we to dread God when judgment is falling? Isaiah 8:12–15 We fear God because his judgment of sin is severe. God enacts his judgment on the basis of his holiness and omniscience. Thus his standards and knowledge of the sinner, individually or collectively, are infallibly true. As Abraham said, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Ge 18:25). In this passage, Isaiah describes a fierce rivalry between the split kingdoms of old Israel. The northern king with his Syrian ally was attacking Jerusalem, capital of the south (see Isa 7:1–2). The prophet assures Judah that Jerusalem will survive as Assyria’s army crushes this alliance (see Isa 8:14–17). Yet even wicked Assyria with its powerful army would ultimately be punished by God (see Isa 10:12). Isaiah declares that God in his holiness will be victorious, saving his repentant people. He is “the Mighty God” (Isa 10:20–21), who is to be feared.

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1 Sarah R = "Isaiah 8:12-15 New International Version (NIV)12 “Do not call conspiracy    everything this people calls a conspiracy;do not fear what they fear,    and do not dread it.13 The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,    he is the one you are to fear,    he is the one you are to dread.14 He will be a holy place;    for both Israel and Judah he will bea stone that causes people to stumble    and a rock that makes them fall.And for the people of Jerusalem he will be    a trap and a snare.15 Many of them will stumble;    they will fall and be broken,    they will be snared and captured.”"
2 Sarah R = "There's an expression that goes, "Put the fear of God into him." Sometimes we try to soften the Bible's message of fearing God by saying that when the Bible says to "fear God" it really means to respect or revere Him. However, since fear is used in relation to God over 300 times in the Bible, and is used also by Jesus, should we not pay attention to what the Word is saying? God is awesome and holy and righteous and so far above us that we cannot even totally grasp all that He is. God hates sin and will judge all people. "It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Hebrews 10:31).The good news is this: God is also love. And out of His love God has provided a way for us to receive forgiveness of sin and escape from the punishment we deserve. That way is through Jesus. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). "
3 Sarah R = "Faithful people are repentant people. If we truly have faith in God and believe that He is who He says He is, in light of truly seeing Him we will be able to truly see ourselves for the sinful creatures we are. Repentance is the logical response to that - a turning away from our wicked ways and embracing the life God has for us. Living in deliberate, purposeful sin creates a barrier between us and God. If we are truly seeking after Him, we will let go of the sin that separates us so that He can fully fill us."