The Scariest Verse in The Bible
There are specific passages in The Word of God that I, a full-time preacher, still wrestle with. I don't believe this is bad. It reveals The Bible has even more to teach me in the years to come. Problem scriptures are, in my opinion, not problematic : they represent future launch points of deeper understanding in His Word. However, there are certain places in Holy Writ that bother me, and I'm not talking about scriptures I don't understand. Quite the opposite. I understand them, and they shake me to my core. One verse particularly continues for me to be a source of what The Elders would call, "The Fear of God" . That verse is the subject of this post. My biggest fear A few years ago I was reading through Judges chapter 16. The passage is discussing the fall of Samson - his sin, loss of strength, and ultimately his death. In the midst of this story, a terrifying statement is made: "... And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him. "