Proverbs 8:13 – Fear Defined

Today’s readings: Feb 8 Ex 28:1‐43, Matt 25:31‐26:13, Ps 31:9‐18, Prov 8:12‐13

Proverbs 8:13a
“The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.”

Over the past 6 months, I’ve spent a good amount of time thinking about, praying about and talking with others about the fear of the Lord. The Bible is clear that it is imperative in or Spiritual walk (Prov 1:7). However, it is not always something that is driving our lives.

“The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.”
In our “saved by grace through faith” evangelical Christian churches, we sometimes lose sight of what a healthy fear of God is. We forget the power that is involved in this incredible grace that God extends. We forget the penalty that he had to pay to cover the evil in our lives. We forget the eternal pain that those who are without Christ will experience for their sin. If we spent more time meditating on the gospel, I think we would be driven by an incredible and healthy fear of God.

“The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.”
How does this statement affect you?

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