Who knows if this will catch on, but here’s a bit of meditation for you:
Lets get this off to a fire blown start:
- PSALM 2:12. “Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him”
- Luke 12:5 “But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”
“Without the danger the gospel has no meaning.” — forgotten commentor
Let’s try to get a little context on this:
Psalm 2 King James Version (KJV)
You heard that right
Fear that bastard because if you piss him off, even just a little, he’ll throw you into hell and let you die forever and ever. Serve the Jesus with fear! (slave, be afraid of your master for he WILL kill you)
Just for fun. While you’re fearing the bastard child, remember that he has power over all things in this world and the ‘next’.
Colossians 1:15-17… He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together!
Notice that Jesus is in authority over ALL creation – that would include satan and every other spiritual power. Paul specifically makes that point when he refers to “visible and invisible.”
Guess that means that when Satan does his evil it is because god wants it that way. So the idea is to be a fearful slave who needs a master to protect themselves from an evil beast that the master has set loose on the world.
Now THAT makes perfect sense