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"A healthy fear of God", ought to be understood and defined by the written record He provided, rather than by capricious congress critters and megalomaniacal executives, state or fed, eh?

Courts, from lower to supreme, have more often become subject to the arbitrary whims of judges, "which fear not God, neither regard man", as Jesus described the unjust judge in Luke 18.

"The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe." Proverbs 29:25

Way too often, people confuse putting the fear of man into someone, when what they call, "the fear of God", that has NOTHING to do with how God describes and prescribes it. This is a major snare for both religious and secular leaders who fear personal loss of respect from others far more than who they are before a holy, living God!

The Pharisees had exalted and served the fear of man, while pretending to fear God. Jesus asked the Jews who challenged His authority, "How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?" John 5:44

"For he (Pilate) knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them." Mark 15:10&11 The people were moved by their fear of the chief priests to actually release a murderer AND crucify their blameless Messiah!

One of the things Jesus came to do was to, "deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." Hebrews 2:15

"The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death." Proverbs 14:27

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass