Serve the LORD with fear; with trembling bow down in homage, Lest God be angry and you perish from the way in a sudden blaze of anger
… The God of this psalm is more like a bully than a loving father, and seems underserving of respect or love, though he may indeed evoke fear.
Happy are all who take refuge in God!
… I think not – you’d always have the worry you might anger God and be turned into a pillar of salt.
I find it hard to reconcile the OT God and the NT God – they seem pretty different to me.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love. – 1 John 4:18