Latter Day Suddenlies.

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days. Hosea 3:4,5.

Fear, pachad Strong’s #6342. To be startled, to tremble; to stand in awe; to revere, or fear; be amazed. Pachad expresses a person’s reaction to sudden and startling events that happen and produce trembling. This noun describes something dreadful and awe-producing and is used in many O.T. references.

Israel will tremble in the latter days because of God’s startling, sudden, amazing goodness poured out on them. To fear…His goodness is to marvel at the gracious dealings of God with a people who had rebelled against Him.

Hosea 3:5 shows how positive this Hebrew concept of fear, trembling, and reverence can be. Proverbs 28:14 likewise expresses it also. “Happy is the man who is always reverent (Pachad).”

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 00:47:46

    I really like your statement: “Hosea 3:5 shows how positive this Hebrew concept of fear, trembling, and reverence can be.” Thanks for showing the Hebrew side of Biblical fear, Manny.

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