God of Whom We Fear and Have Intimacy

The living God to whom believers have come is indeed the refuge and strength of his people, but their intimacy of their covenant-union is not unmixed with awe before his pure holiness.

–F.F. Bruce, Hebrews, pg 359, commenting on Hebrews 12:23 and mentioning Ruth 2:12

Hebrews 12:22-24 NIV
You have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Ruth 2:12
“May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”

Praise God that he is our holy king, Lord, and master that we fear in awe and that he is our refuge, loving heavenly father, brother, and friend.

3 Responses to “God of Whom We Fear and Have Intimacy”


  1. 1 Alan

    This nonsense is supposed to be theological truth. All we that are true regenerates know for a certainty that Jesus Christ does not do away with the first table of the law of God in the worship of God (Rev.14.7), that all worship is aimed at God, the first person whom we naturally speak of in prayer is God, our hearts set upon God (Rev.7.10), Jesus Christ standing in the midst (Rev.7.17), not obscuring God. Christendom is all about worship of a false Christ (Matt.24.24). Jesus here, Jesus there, Jesus everywhere, God no where, God strangely abscent.

    What corrupt, perversion of scripture this evil man is using is not mentioned.

  2. 2 Alan

    Just seen which version of scripture is being used. The NIV, the Newly Invented Version of so many academics and heretics, pieced together from bits and pieces found in the Vatican. There is one NIV that celebrates the feasts of the Roman Catholic church, the antichrist.

    The ecumenical spirit of the NIV is everywhere to be seen, as well as political correctness. Instead of men it is “the righteous made perfect”. The passage should read “Just men made perfect.” There is, throughout the NIV a toning down of man to eventually remove the term altogether, just as Rome has now crept more into one of its additions.

  3. 3 Scripture Zealot

    You are now banned.

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