is [esti] no [ou] fear [phobos] of God [theos] before [apenanti] their [autos] eyes [ophthalmos]. KJV-Interlinear
is no fear of God before their eyes.” ESV
There are a lot of people who do not respect God. Disrespect begins with the arrogance of imposing your ideas over those of God, and ignoring or rejecting Gods requirements and expectations.
Fear, ‘phobos,’ means respect.
And that is the single biggest fault that people have in his world, which is no respect of God.
God created the universe, created life, established the divine plan for all of history, and has executed it without so much as a hiccup. And of course we are referring to Jesus Christ, for whom all things were made, and who is the sovereign authority over all of creation and beyond.
And yet we as mere humanity, with all of our limitations, presume to ignore God, in favor of our own limited ideas.
We, as individuals, have been on this earth for just a few decades, while God has been around continuously forever.
We have invented nothing, while God has invented everything.
We have limited intellect, while God is omniscient.
We cannot see into the next hour, while God has foreknowledge of all of history and beyond into eternity.
God is objective and fair and just, and we are always looking for the shortcut or for the conveniences of life. To our favor of course.
And while it would be wise to look to a documented and established authority, most people look right on past God and Christ and doctrine, and look to things that have no credibility from anywhere.
And so the obvious question is, ‘What is your excuse?’