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Proper Fear

Scary movies seem to always gather a following. What is it in us that wants to be surprised or scarred to death? There are chainsaw wielding crazy men, prehistoric predators, and aliens who can live in deep space that are the bread and butter of horror. What kind of life is it to be full of fear?
The prophet Isaiah spoke out against all foreign alliances for the people of Israel and Judah. Isaiah said, "The Lord spoke to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people. He said: 'Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy; 'do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.'
He urged them to put their faith in their Lord rather than in these alliances. He was their deliverer and not man. He said further, "The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread, and he will be a sanctuary;" (Isaiah 8:1-13).
The people of Israel did not listen to …