So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
I liked this verse, it has a happily ever after feel, but my thoughts on this verse probably varies from others who read it.
When I young, before I started to really think about God and my faith, I had a pretty standard take on this verse. My upbringing in the church was one of a loving God, but also a fire and brimstone God constantly punishing us for every sin and then forgiving. So fear of the Lord was fear of an omnipotent being just waiting for me to screw up. I’d better walk the line. Continue reading