Monday, May 18, 2009

Fear of the Lord

Fear of the Lord

We read some proverbs yesterday referencing "Fear of the Lord".

My Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Dictionary had this to say of Fear of the Lord: "Any of these senses - terror, honor, submission - may be involved when God is the object of fear, with the additional sense of worship." and "fear carries with it the expectation of obedience." It also stated: "The description of God often translated 'awesome' is literally 'feared' or 'fearful'". It defined awe, and awesome as "Refers to an emotion combining honor, fear, and respect before someone of superior office or actions, it most appropriately applies to God.

In addition to these scriptures in Proverbs I thought of Matthew 10:28 about don't be afraid of men, but instead be afraid of God.

1 comment:

Tera Chau said...

hmmm neat, I like how the def of fear includes the expectation of obedience, thx for the nugget craig, it's cool how ur so resourceful! :)