September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017

Fear of God

A repeated theme throughout the entire Bible is the fear of God. Is it especially prevalent in the book of Deuteronomy as God’s covenant is renewed with His people. As we think about the fear of God we ought to ask ourselves a few question:

  • What is it that we fear?

  • Do we fear sickness, losing our jobs, hurricanes, the threat of a nuclear attack, death, or numerous other things?

  • Did we fear almighty God this week?

  • Dic our actions, our thoughts, our decision, our communications with one another have anything to do with fearing what is right in God’s eyes?

God’s Word is full of discussion about fear. Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, a good understanding; a good understanding have all those who keep his commandments.”

  • How did you and I do this past week on keeping God’s commandments?

    • Were we honest in our dealings?

    • Did we love our neighbor?

    • Did we honor our parents?

    • Did we love and honor the Lord who shed His blood to save us?

After King Solomon spent a lifetime of trying to find the answer to happiness said, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “The conclusion when all has been heard is fear God and keep his commandments because this applies to every person.”

God will bring every act to judgment and everything which is hidden, whether good or bad, will be brought to light. As we confess our sins, we must also remember the promises of God. 1 John 1:9 declares, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Let us then rejoice in the grace and mercy which we have found in our Savior Jesus Christ.

 – Confession from Sunday, September 24