35 minutes | Sep 2, 2020

What is the Fear of God?

We are discussing the book, "The Joy of Fearing God," by Jerry Bridges. {Affiliate link} This episode of the podcast gives an overview of connections to the fear of God. We examine several passages of Scripture and start connecting some dots. This discussion focuses on the fear of God as associated with knowledge, wisdom, and relationships. Here are the passages that were mentioned from the study guide: For the people who were actually present, what meaning did the words 'fear God' convey? Exodus 9:27-30 Exodus 20:18-21 Deuteronomy 31:9-13 Joshua 4:15-24 1 Samuel 12:16-25 2 Samuel 23:1-4 1 Kings 8:37-43 2 Chronicles 19:4-10 Nehemiah 5:1-9 Acts 10:27-35 What is the fear of God closely associated with in each of the following passages? Leviticus 25:17 Deuteronomy 10:12 Joshua 24:14 Job 28:28 Psalm 2:11 Psalm 33:18 Psalm 128:1 Psalm 147:11 Proverbs 22:4 Isaiah 8:13 Zephaniah 3:7 Proverbs 14:27 speaks of the fear of the Lord as being "a fountain of life" or "life-giving fountain." How is that concept supported by what you see in the following passages? Psalm 103:11-13 Psalm 111:5 Psalm 111:10 Psalm 128:1-4 Psalm 145:19 Our Bible memory verse is Hebrews 12:28-29, "Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and this offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire." For contact info, memory verse printables, and a reading schedule, visit my site: www.kristen-hamilton.com Keep reading your Bible!
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