WHAT'S WRONG ? ANSWER: NO FEAR OF GOD !
"Why is it that, today, the masses are so utterly unconcerned about spiritual and eternal things, and that they are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God? Why is it that defiance of heaven is becoming more open, more blatant, more daring? The answer is, because “there is no fear of God before their eyes” (Rom. 3:18).
"Again; why is it that the authority of the Scriptures has been lowered so sadly of late? Why is it that even among those who profess to be the Lord’s people there is so little real subjection to His Word, and that its precepts are so lightly esteemed and so readily set aside? Ah! what needs to be stressed today is that God is a God to be feared.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov. 1:7). Happy the soul that has been awed by a view of God’s majesty, that has had a vision of God’s awful greatness, His ineffable holiness, His perfect righteousness, His irresistible power, His sovereign grace. Does someone say, “But it is only the unsaved, those outside of Christ, who need to fear God”? Then the sufficient answer is that the saved, those who are in Christ, are admonished to work out their own salvation with “fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12). Time was, when it was the general custom to speak of a believer as a “God-fearing man” – that such an appellation has become nearly extinct only serves to show whither we have drifted. Nevertheless, it still stands written, “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him” (Psa. 103:13)..... " (Arthur W. Pink - 1886-1952)
(Excerpted from the February issue of The Herald of His Coming, a monthly spiritual publication which I heartily recommend; no charge. contributions welcome)