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“Never be motivated by fear or guilt.”

Flee from anything that is trying to manipulate you to do something if their tactic involves fear or guilt. It is not from God. God motivates with love and mercy. Remember, God has not given us a spirit of fear. Therefore, He doesn’t motivate by fear. He died on the cross to remove our guilt. Therefore it would be counterproductive to motivate by guilt.

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I’m disagreeing with my editor about the word guilt. Are feelings of guilt productive in the believer’s life? Does God use guilt to motivate us into righteous living? Adam and Eve were frolicking naked in the Garden of Eden. God would come down in the afternoon and they would visit while sipping on lemonade. (I picture them living in the southern part of the Garden.) They felt no shame (Genesis...