Ed Welch is a Christian counselor known for his work at the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation. One of his most popular books is When People Are Big and God is Small:
Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man. On fearing God, he writes, “When God and spirituality are reduced to our standards or our feelings, God will never be to us the awesome Holy One of Israel. With God reduced in our eyes, a fear of people will thrive.” – Ed Welch
Though we no longer have to fear the law, it still helps us know what God’s standard for our lives is and every thought and action can be held against it to guide a Christian’s conscience in living a more obedient and faithful life.