1) A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain etc (whether real or imagined)
2) Reverential awe, especially toward God.
The Purpose of fear of the Lord
1) To learn from God His covenant Psalm 25:14
2) To depart from the snares of death (sin) – Prov 14:27; Prov 16:6
3) To attract God’s mercy on us and generations after us Luke 1:50
4) To keep us from sinning against God and ourselves Exodus 20:20
What does God say about fear?
1) Fear of Him through a sound mind, power and love 2 Tim 1:7
2) His presence is with us Isaiah 41:10; Deut 31:6
3) He commanded us to NOT fear Joshua 1:9
4) You have value with God Matt 10:31
How does the wrong fear affect us?
1) Hinders us from worshipping God
2) Hinders us from being bold Hebrews 13:6
3) Hinders the spread of the gospel Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19
4) Makes us into weak Christians Psalm 56:3,4: Prov 28:1
How do we conquer the wrong fear?
1) Love God, love your brother 1 John 4:18-21
2) Depend on God Prov 3:5-7
3) Fear nothing else but God Matthew 10:26-33
Bible Study Series - Fear