Healthy fear is designed to lead us to freedom. In continuing this theme, we consider the fear of God in our lives. Fearing God should be a healthy reality for any disciple of Jesus Christ. Why? A fear of God reveals a value for God. When a person does not fear God, they are revealing that they see no value for God in their life. Therefore, the emotion that we call the “fear of God” points to the greater issue that I value God. I see God as the dominant figure in my life. However, when a person does not fear God, it points to the reality that a person does not value God like they should. This can be seen in elevating the fear (or the valuing) of people over God. Jesus condemns this type of living and warns His disciples that fearing man over God will lead them to hell. Strong teaching for sure. Jesus cares too much to let His disciples miss this vital truth.
Today, we will continue to consider the freedom inspiring fear of God. MP3 download.