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9/24/2010 ~ Real Reverence


REVERENCE / FEAR

Faith is needed in order to fear. Repentance is an evidence of fear.

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation,
not to be regretted; ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 7:10-11


Knowledge comes from fear.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, ... ~ Proverbs 1:7

FEARING GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

"... for now I know that you fear God, since you have
not withheld your son, your only son, from Me." ~ Genesis 22:12


... "Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that
His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin." ~ Exodus 20:18-20


"You shall fear the LORD your God and serve Him, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 6:13

... to fear the LORD our God, for our good always,
that He might preserve us alive, ... ~ Deuteronomy 6:24


... what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God,
to walk in all His ways and to love Him, ... ~ Deuteronomy 10:12-13


"You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him
you shall hold fast, and take oaths in His name." ~ Deuteronomy 10:20


... that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, ...
~ Deuteronomy 28:58-59


... learn to fear the LORD your God as long as you live ...
~ Deuteronomy 31:12-13


... Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For this is Your rightful due.
... There is none like You. ~ Jeremiah 10:6-7


... Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all.
~ Ecclesiastes 12:13


... a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. ~ Malachi 3:16


FEARING GOD IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

"... in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" And when the disciples heard it,
they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. ~ Matthew 17:5-6


It is when we forget to fear God that abominations take root.
God has given notice to fear Him repeatedly from ages past.


"... Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell;
yes, I say to you, fear Him!" ~ Luke 12:5


... So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. ~ Acts 5:5

So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.
~ Acts 5:11


... walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, ...
~ Acts 9:31


... submitting to one another in the fear of God. ~ Ephesians 5:21

... work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; ... ~ Philippians 2:12

... "Vengeance in Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again,
"The LORD will judge His people." ~ Hebrews 10:30


... serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
For our God is a consuming fire. ~ Hebrews 12:28-29


... conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; ...
~ 1st Peter 1:17-19


... Fear God. ... ~ 1st Peter 2:17

REASONS TO FEAR GOD

His Power Over All Creation

... God does it, that men should fear before Him. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:14

His Knowledge

... all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom
we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


His Wrath

... It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
~ Hebrews 10:30-31


For our God is a consuming fire. ~ Hebrews 12:29

"... he who does not believe the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God abides on him." ~ John 3:36


His Purity

... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ... ~ 1st John 1:5-7

RESULTS OF FEARING GOD

REAL OBEDIENCE
Is not obeying only when others are watching
Is not merely talking about obeying
Is not casual obedience
Is careful obedience

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the
things we have heard, lest we drift away. ~ Hebrews 2:1


... "Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that
His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin." ~ Exodus 20:20


'Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me
and always keep all My commandments, ...' ~ Deuteronomy 5:29


RESULTS OF FEARING GOD

Real Obedience

Real Worship


... all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, ... ~ Luke 5:26

... and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
~ Acts 19:17


... serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. ~ Hebrews 12:28

~ Not Fearing Others

... "I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. ..."
~ Genesis 26:24


FEAR + COMFORT = FAITH

... "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, ...
~ Exodus 14:13-14


"Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, ..."
~ Numbers 14:9


Knowing truth, we are called to persuade others.

... Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 5:10-11


SHOULD WE REALLY FEAR?

"Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that
His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin." ~ Exodus 20:20


– to fear or not to fear?
"Do not fear"


"... Being dilivered from the hand of our enemies,
Might serve Him without fear, ..." ~ Luke 1:74


... did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received
the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." ~ Romans 8:15


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves
torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. ~ 1st John 4:18


Should we fear or shouldn’t we?
The answer is yes!
Proper fear leads to confidence and comfort.


For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want
to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, ... ~ Romans 13:3


CONFIDENCE ...

... "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more
than those who are with them." ... ~ 2nd Kings 6:16


... COMFORT

... walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit,
they were multiplied. ~ Acts 9:31

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Many in the world have forgotten to fear God.
God should be feared.
Real Christians will fear God so that they do not have to be afraid of Him.


... be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? ~ Hebrews 12:9

RESPECT GOD IN SUBJECTION TO HIM



 

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