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In Awe of God

"The doctrine you believe will shape the prayers that you offer. Someone has criticized certain trends in evangelicalism and what they perceive as an over-developed familiarity with God as a confusion of the Almighty with the all-matey. The fault lies in the worshippers’ perception of God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones held God in awe. His very name should be an object of reverence. He reminded his congregation that the Jews would not voice the name of Jehovah: it was so sacred. A substitute was employed. He bemoaned the fact that the sense of awe appeared to be lacking in some circles. ‘The very thought of God in His transcendence, in His majesty and infinity, and in His glory should humble us. We should speak of Him with reverence and with godly fear.’ "