God is our Creator and Leader. His will, as it was revealed through Jesus Christ, is never outdated or old-fashioned. God’s eternal promises are just as relevant today as they have always been.
“For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh (our human will) reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit (God’s will) reap everlasting life.” Galatians 6:8. Whoever departs from the way of Godly fear will soon wander around in the darkness of his own mind. Then you can believe that what you thought, said, or did was justified, while actually resisting God and His will.
In Romans 1-3, we read how wretched we are according to our fallen nature – the true human nature. This tragic result came about because people began to worship the creation rather than the Creator. (Romans 1:25) Paul concludes this by saying: “And the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3:17-18.
Legalism, rigid Christianity, and a stagnant, self-satisfied life come from a lack of Godly fear. This is a spiritual back eddy where you regard your fellow men with a critical eye.