If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, certainly now you would have sent me off empty-handed. But God has seen my affliction and my hard work, and He issued His verdict last night.”
I had never before grabbed on to this particular title for God prior to Candeo going through Genesis: Fear.
Did you catch that?
The Fear of Isaac.
He is the One with whom we have to do and here Jacob calls Him the Fear of his father Isaac.
If that weren’t enough, a few verses later, he says it again.
The God of Abraham, and the gods of Nahor—the gods of their father—will judge between us.” And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.
God is love and mercy and kindness and FEAR.
He is a terrifying God, almighty and able to do whatever He desires whenever and for however long He determines.
Those of us who are in Christ no longer have anything to fear because Fear is on our side.
If you are not a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ, you have much to fear for He who is FEAR is against you.
But if you have faith in Jesus fear not little flock, your Father and Fear in Heaven is leveraging all of His resources to love you and conform you to the image of His Son.