13 SINNERS RESPONDJonah 1:8 Then they said to him, “Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?” 9 And he said to them, “I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” 10 Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him, “What is this that you have done!” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.
14 SINNERS RESPONDDeuteronomy 6:1 “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 2 that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.”
15 SINNERS RESPONDDeuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
16 SINNERS RESPONDDeuteronomy 6:13 It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. 14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you— 15 for the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.
17 SINNERS RESPOND“Fear in the biblical sense includes being afraid of someone, but it extends to holding someone in awe, being controlled or mastered by someone, worshipping someone, putting your trust in someone, or needing someone. The fear of man can be summarized this way: We replace God with people. Instead of a biblically guided fear of the Lord, we fear others When we are in our teens, it is called ‘peer pressure.’ “When we are older, it is called ‘people-pleasing.’ Recently, it has been called ‘codependency.’” Ed Welch