God’s Will/My Will: Fear (of the Lord) – Sinful vs Right Fear
Pr 9:10, 22:4, Psalm 147:11, Jeremiah 33:8-9, Romans 11:33-12:2
As we continue in this message series of seeking the intersection of God’s will and our will, we will explore for the next two weeks, The Fear of the Lord. Today, it’s vitally important for us to seek and understand God’s narrative (meaning God’s story.) For in God’s narrative is the key to living life well, as he created and redeemed life to be. In God’s narrative, we find. In the face of so many other competing narratives about our world, about human beings, it’s good to gather together and find our place, our peace, our purpose in God’s narrative.
How can we recognize good vs sinful fear?
Seeking and understanding the good and right Fear of the Lord is key to finding God’s perfect will for our world and for our own lives. Scripture speaks of the Fear of the Lord often and everywhere. And Scripture also creates a juxtaposition for us about fear by saying, “Fear the Lord”, while at the same time, “Do not fear.” So which is it? ‘To fear or not to fear’, that is the question. We will explore a ‘good/right’ fear vs a ‘sinful/wrong’ fear and also tease out the meaning of ‘fearing the Lord’, what are the outcomes? How can we recognize good vs sinful fear?
Download begins again Sunday. We need more time to unpack all of this together in discussion. See you Sunday!