Presentation on theme: "Fear of God “Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments.” Ps. 112:1 “Fear God, and keep his commandments”"— Presentation transcript:
Fear of God “Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments.” Ps. 112:1 “Fear God, and keep his commandments” Eccl. 12:13
II Cor. 7:1 “...perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” Eph. 5:21 “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” 1 Pet. 2:17 “Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God honor the king.”
What does it mean to Fear ? O.T. = YARE TERROR, REVERENCE N.T. = PHOBOS Flight, dread, terror Phobos + Theos = reverence
Fear - Good / Bad Bad Matt. 25:24-30 John 12:42,43 I John 4:18 2 Tim. 1:7Good Prov. 1:7 Eccl. 12:13 Heb. 12:28,29
Fearing God Does not mean Fear as a monster Hydrogen Bomb 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” Wild Animals Slave master
13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Some who Feared God Noah~Heb.11:7 “moved with fear” Job~ Job1:1“one that feared God” Early Church ~ Acts 9:31 “walking in the fear of the Lord”
7 Reasons why we should Fear God 1. Natural 2. Duty 3. Gateway 4. Protection 5. Commandment 6. Preparation 7. Punishment
Importance of the “Fear of the Lord” “Beginning of knowledge” Pro. 1:7 “Hate Evil” Pro. 8:13 Prolong Life Pro. 10:27 Fountain of life Pro. 14:26-27
Importance of the “Fear of the Lord” “Depart from evil” Pro. 16:6 Satisfying life Pro. 19:23 Way to riches, honor and life Pro. 22:4
Without the “Fear of the Lord” Closed to treasures of wisdom Flirt with evil Lives could be shortened Not know the love of God
Fear of God “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” - Ps. 111:10 SuccessFailure
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:31 “Perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18 “If you love Me, keep My commandments” John 14:15
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