The Fear Of The Lord

The Fear Of The Lord

Proverbs_9-10-2: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding

Proverbs_9-10-2: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding

Text: Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs_1-7: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction

Proverbs_1-7: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction

Psalm 11:1

Psalms_34-4-1: I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalms_34-4-1: I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Introduction

Hebrews_12-28: Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Hebrews_12-28: Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

There are two kinds of fear, a wrong kind and a right one. The Bible is full of passages that tell us to “fear not” e.g. in Genesis 15, Luke 2:10, Revelation 1:17 and John 6:20. This lesson is about the right kind of fear, the fear of God, which the Bible recommends that we ought to have. This fear is clean, wholesome and brings wisdom.
Job 28:28 and Psalm 19:9.lt is a good thing to fear the Lord

2-Timothy_1-7-1: For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

2-Timothy_1-7-1: For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

What Does The Fear Of The Lord Mean?

1-John_4-18: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love

1-John_4-18: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love

The fear of the Lord is that deep feeling you must have in order to be able to obey God. It is coupled with hatred for evil. You cannot serve God or keep His commandments if His fear is not in you. –Genesis 6:13, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Proverbs 8:13. The fear of the Lord is a treasure to him that has it-Proverbs 15:16. It is a fountain of life, Proverbs I4:27

Psalms_139-14: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Psalms_139-14: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Why Mush I Fear The Lord?

Psalms_118-6: The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Psalms_118-6: The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

(a) Because of His holiness.(Revelation 15:4).
(b) Because of His greatness. (Daniel 10:12-17).
(C) Because of His goodness.(1 Samuel 12:24).
(d) Because of His forgiveness. (Psalms 130:4).
(e) Because of coming judgments.

Isaiah_41-10: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness

Isaiah_41-10: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness

What Are The Results Of Fearing God?

Psalms_34-4-1: I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalms_34-4-1: I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

(a) Fearing God brings pleasure to the Lord. –Psalms 147:11.
(b) His pity will increase upon you. –Psalms 103:13.
(c) Brings down God’s mercy. –Psalms 103:17.
(d) Brings down God blessings. –Psalm 112 :1.
(e) It brings long life.-Proverbs 10:27.
(f) It brings answers to prayer, Psalms 145:19
(g) It brings separation from evil, –Proverbs 6:6
(h) It brings confidence.-Proverbs 14:26.

Isaiah_41-13-1: For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee

Isaiah_41-13-1: For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee

Conclusion

Deuteronomy_31-6: Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy_31-6: Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

We must fear the Lord because He commands it.

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A good leader is one who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way

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A good leader is one who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way

A Man Of Warmth And Wisdom

READ: Proverbs 15:21-33

A word spoken in due season, how good it is! —Proverbs 15:23

When Dr. Vernon Grounds, former president and chancellor of Denver Seminary, went to be with the Lord at age 96, tributes and remembrances poured in from former students, colleagues, and friends. Almost everyone recalled a time when Dr. Grounds had personally encouraged them through his teaching, his counsel, or simply his warm smile. He believed in the value of training pastors, teachers, and counselors who had a vital relationship with Christ and a willingness to serve others.

A vivid portrait of Vernon Grounds is seen in a selection of verses from Proverbs 15: “A man of understanding walks uprightly” (v.21). “A word spoken in due season, how good it is!” (v.23). “The words of the pure are pleasant” (v.26). “The heart of the righteous studies how to answer” (v.28). “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom” (v.33).

Dr. Grounds’ counsel grew out of his character, and his wisdom came from God. The warmth of his life was fired by his purity of heart. The result is a model for us from the Word of God and the example of a man who humbly followed his Saviour.

Vernon Grounds ran well and finished his race. May his example of wise and compassionate living challenge us as we continue to run. —David McCasland

Life’s truest heroes never carve their name
On marbled columns built for their acclaim;
They build instead a legacy that springs
From faithful service to the King of kings. —Gustafson

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May The Good Lord Save Nigeria And Israel From All Our Enemies And Prosper Us Beyond Our Imaginations, In Jesus Christ Mighty Name We Pray, Amen!

God is on your side

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GOD is on your side

Proverbs 3:25,26 “Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being caught.”

Paul said that what one fears will come upon you. We do not have a spirit of fear. In spite of trials and tribulations that do come into your life God is on your side and will always make a way for you. It may seem as if the problems are unbearable but do not become despondent, keep trusting God and through faith and patience you will see God’s promise come to pass in your life. Amen!

We are Created for God’s Worship

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HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
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We are Created For God’s Worship

“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2

God is hooked up so much on worship; He had to create mankind solely for that purpose – to supply Him worship. We are created for God’s worship – Period!

We are created to give Him pleasure, to give Him glory. The reason you are alive is to supply God true heartfelt spiritual worship.

Now, I’m not talking about singing songs either fast or slow; for that is just an expression of your worship attitude. It’s just an expression of the real thing.

The real thing is this – living your life, and ordering your conversation aright, solely to do God’s Will and bringing Him honour and pleasure. Going about your business strictly in a way that brings God pleasure; Loving your spouse and fulfilling your marital vows and duties to him or her in such a wonderful way that glorifies God, honours God and gives God pleasure; raising your children up in the fear of the Lord to gain His stamp of approval alone; playing to glorify God; reading; walking; talking; giving; serving others; in a nutshell – Doing everything you do deliberately to honour God. That’s a lifestyle of worship. That’s what we were created for.

The beauty of God’s plan is that as our lives give Him pleasure we also discover fulfilment that money, pleasure, fame nor power cannot give.

Whatever you do today; ask yourself “Am I doing it for God’s pleasure?”

He makes all things beautiful in His time! (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Knowledge is power.

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The
Redeemed Christian Church of GOD.

HOLY
GHOST CONGRESS!

Theme: A NEW THING.

Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.

Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46,Lagos Ibadan expressway,
Nigeria.

You are invited!

KNOWLEDGE IS
POWER

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..……” (Hosea 4:6a)

Knowledge
indeed is power, so the quest for knowledge is a worthy pursuit as it is many
times the one factor that distinguishes the potentials of one person from that
of another.

Influence
comes with knowledge, and so does the capacity to lead others. People who have
sought to exercise power over others have succeeded largely by denying the
subjects access to knowledge or information, or the ability to independently
acquire knowledge.

It is true
in the physical as it is in the spiritual, and since we straddle both realms,
we are invited to show ourselves approved of God through study, a workman that
does not need to be ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15), rightly dividing the Word of
Truth.

While study
makes us stand shoulder to shoulder in a competitive world, the
self-application required will not always be leisurely as could be seen in
Ecclesiastes 12:12 “My son, there is something else to watch out for. There is
no end to the writing of books, and too much study will wear you out” (GNB).

Ecclesiastes
12:9 says “But because the Philosopher was wise, he kept on teaching the people
what he knew. He studied proverbs and honestly tested their truth”, which is the
complete opposite of the methods of our leaders today.

NOTE BOOK: The fear of The Lord is the beginning of Wisdom; and the knowledge of The
Holy One is understanding! (Proverbs 9:10)