Paul’s admonition to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12) is a seldom expounded, and unpopular, text. By the way, it does not say to work out your salvation with “Fun and Calmness”—but with Fear and Trembling.
What is your greatest fear: Public speaking? Heights? Flying? Spiders? Snakes? Needles? Enclosed places? Death? We humans have many phobias, but I believe the most common and the greatest fear of all is the fear of man.
“The fear of man bringeth a snare (trap)” (Prov. 29:25).
The cultural shift which is taking place in America seems drastic and sudden. Attempts to explain this appear to defy reason. Democratic lawmakers in Virginia put more effort into “transgendered restrooms” in high schools than fixing the dysfunctional DMV. The President cheers gay athletes and then hails Bruce Jenner’s supposed sex-change as heroic. Now the Supreme Court has ditched the Constitution in favor of same-sex marriage. The list is endless. How can these things be?