Who Would Not Fear Thee?

Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.  Who would not fear thee, O King of nations?  for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

Jeremiah 10:6-7

There was one phrase that really struck me when I first read this passage.  “Who would not fear thee, O King of nations?”  That is a very interesting question and it got me to thinking.  Who wouldn’t fear the Lord?  Think about that.  Who would not fear almighty God?  This verse refers to Him as the King of nations.  God is the creator of the entire universe.  God made everything.  God has power over everything.  God is all-powerful.  God is all-knowing.  God is not just the creator of everything, and not only does He know everything, but He is everywhere all at once.  Why would anyone in their right mind not fear Him?

To me, it makes no sense.  But the fact remains that there are many people in the world who have no fear of God.  There are probably more people in the world who do not fear God than there are people who do fear Him.  Why is that?  I honestly don’t have a good answer for that question.  There are some who do not fear Him simply because they do not know Him.  There are some who do not fear Him because they have rejected Him and have tried to put Him out of their minds.  The Israelites that Jeremiah is writing to had rejected Him and ignored Him.  They had no fear of Him even though they were His earthly people.

I asked the question, but I have no good answer to the question “who would not fear Him” other than through the hardness of our own hearts.  It is important that we never lose our awe and our fear of the Lord.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben

    “God is not just the creator of everything, and not only does He know everything, but He is everywhere all at once. Why would anyone in their right mind not fear Him?”

    I have no good answer either, Ben. 🙂

    The word does say “the fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom.”

    “It is important that we never lose our awe and our fear of the Lord.” I so pray! I’m thinking that if we ‘fear’ Him, we will trust Him to guide us. (Makes sense? 🙂 )

    Blessings,
    ann

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  2. Thank you so much Ben, for that question! May our fear of God lead others to ask why we believe and live as we do before Him . . .that they might too! 🙂 God bless you and draw you ever closer to His heart!

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