The Fear of the Lord
A Sermon on Romans 3:18-20
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. (ESV)
The fear of God: reverence; worship and an awareness of God the Judge; the argument summarised; examples of the whole world speechless before God; universal liability to God's wrath; thanksgiving and praise for the blood of Christ.