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2 Corinthians 5

2 Corinthians 5 – The Terror of the Lord

“Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is also known to your conscience.” 2 Corinthians 2:5

This fear may be interpreted in two different ways. The first, which is obvious, is that there is a judgment lingering over the head of the unbeliever. This judgment is death. Paul writes, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)  With this kind of judgment lingering over anyone’s head, it’s rational; such fear would be found in their heart.

The second interpretation is a bit more personal. Perhaps this fear Paul mentions was his own. Paul knew that at the end of his life he would have to give an account for everything he had done with not only his intellect but with all the spiritual gifts God had given him.



Being honest, how faithful have you been with all the blessings God has given to you? Perhaps you may not have a lot, but God is faithful to those who are committed, even if their portion in life has been small. After all, “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much.” Luke 16:10