Understanding God’s Decretive, Preceptive, and Affective wills not only gives us a helpful tool of interpretation for our personal study of the Word, but also reveals to us the beauty of God's grace.
The fear of the Lord is hating ungodliness.
The fear of the Lord is loving His Word.
The fear of the Lord is submitting to Scripture.
The fear of the Lord is eternal security.
Godly love builds up in faithful and faith-filled community through the application of peace and conscientiousness. This faithful and faith-filled community is itself edified by a biblically regulated worship life; which contains praying, giving, singing, reading, and teaching. When this worship is rightly ordered, it edifies the saints—the Body of Christ that has not forsaken its solemn assembly and call to unity, purity, and maturity.
A certain level of integrity is needed for living sound doctrine. In this message, I touch the tip of the iceberg of the Reformed tradition of the regulative principle of worship. Who gets to dictate the activities and even attitudes of our worship? Biblical Christianity is not surprised to find the answer is God Himself.