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Bring It On-Line: Fear - January 2, 2016

You often hear that "fear" is the tool of the devil; however, the Bible tells us we should "fear" God. When we worship God, are we doing it out of fear of His wrath, and is that the same as loving God? Read Transcript


We want to bring it on with one of the questions that

came in from John.

He asks, you often hear that fear is the tool of the devil.

However, the Bible tells us we should fear God.

When we worship God, are we doing it out

of fear of His wrath?

And is that the same as loving God?

John, there's a problem a translation of the Hebrew word,

you know, fear of the Lord.

It, it means awe.

Have awe and reverence for Him.

Understand that He is the ruler of the universe,

that in His hands is complete and total power.

So when you realize that, there is an awesomeness to that.

And it sort of brings you up short, is the English phrase,

where you say, OK.

I better stand at attention here.

You know, you're not casual with this.

You don't take it casually.

You take it very, very seriously.

And that's what that word means.

And so when you see that, the fear of the Lord,

in your own mind, just translate it the awe of the Lord

and how awesome He is.

It's not the fear, irrational fear,

that the devil puts on us.

It's the awesomeness of God and our respect that just comes

naturally when you have that.

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