1. Yes, Jim! We have a responsibility to follow GOD’s way by fearing Him. Yes, fearing GOD with trembling to avoid sinning and live a life of sinning less. After all, GOD is working in our salvation. We only live a sanctified life with fear of GOD. The fear of GOD is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding! By fearing Him, we will received His “memo” (as we used to say it these days) through the conviction of the HOLY SPIRIT in us as not to do certain things that are sinful. GOD bless you and your family! Sleep early. Don’t follow me who was sleeping all day because of exhaustion.

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    1. Amen! Thank you for your insights, Crissy and Alan! GOD is working in us, in our salvation that we only have to fear Him with trembling as we live our sanctified life by faith and according to His way. Proverbs 9:10 is a good Biblical reference for this. When we fear GOD, we have Godly wisdom to discern especially when we know the Triune GOD more. GOD bless you both and your respective families!

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  1. Thanks for the passage, Kent! Roman Catholics regularly point to v.12, “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” as a proof text for works-righteousness and merited salvation, but they neglect v.13 which shows our salvation and the fruit of our salvation are from the Lord.

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    1. You are right, Tom, and great observation too. I just browsed your post on sin and I relate to it a lot, especially on the chosen verses in the past days, where I reflect whether 5 days straight of postings on sins is too much (just like last July). I’ll continue reading your post after this. Anyway, yes, our salvation is purely a work of GOD, no contribution here, not a pinch regardless of how good we are and how we have done a lot of “good” things. We can however fear GOD and know Him and His teachings more while we are sanctified to be like JESUS. Proverbs 9:10 sheds light to it. GOD bless you and your wife!

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      1. Thanks, Kent! Yes, I agree that in our ongoing sanctification we must worship perfectly Holy God in reverential fear while at the same time we run to Him as our loving and caring Father. The contemporary church too often takes a casual approach to God and we don’t reverence Him for His holiness as we’re exhorted to in Proverbs 9:10. Thank you and blessings to you and yours my friend!

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        1. You said it right, Tom, fear with reverence and love! True, GOD is holy, merciful and just, so we come to Him as His own children. We pray that a lot will see GOD as Holy, knowing more about Him in the process. A blessed morning! It is almost noon time I think.

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        2. That is a good relaxing exercise, Tom, something inevitable. They say, the newly cut grass has a reminiscing smell; someblikes its aroma. Lunch is nearing indeed. Thank you, I’ll have one tonight so I don’t have to sleep in the morning.

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    1. Good evening, Ed! This is a timely one when I’m about to sleep and I like your comment. Yes, we will only know in heaven though there are many explanations/videos and sermons on losing ones salvation and the answer I got is no, we don’t loose it. And if we are truly saved by GOD, then we will be saved as JESUS completes His work in us. There are those who think/assumed that they are saved but in GOD’s reality, He did not elect them so they don’t get saved. We call it in Tagalog, “mga assumera lang o assumptionista” (joking only) and there are many examples like cults, gangster lifestyle with no repentance, etc. For this reason, the subseries on election is pivotal in understanding if we are truly saved. My opinion on that is, one would know if one is saved when one sees the Triune GOD’s hand in ones life i.e. sanctification in CHRIST. Ed, so sorry but for immunity sake, we need to have 8 hours of sleep. Bukas, babawi ako sa iyo kaibigan! Thank you.😴💤


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