Tag Archive: Fear of God

Jan 24

John Bunyan – A Treatise of the Fear of God

“BLESSED IS EVERY ONE THAT FEARETH THE LORD.” — PSALM 128:1 “FEAR GOD.” — REVELATION 14:7 This exhortation is not only found here in the text, but is in several other places of the Scripture pressed, and that with much vehemency, upon the children of men, as in Ecclesiastes 12:13; 1 Peter 1:17, &c. I …

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Nov 22

R. C. Sproul – What Does it Mean to Fear God?

We need to make some important distinctions about the biblical meaning of “fearing” God. These distinctions can be helpful, but they can also be a little dangerous. When Luther struggled with that, he made this distinction, which has since become somewhat famous: He distinguished between what he called a servile fear and a filial fear. …

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Jun 14

J. C. Ryle – Fear of Man’s Opinion

“The fear of man” will indeed “prove to be a snare” (Proverbs 29:25). It is terrible to observe the power which it has over most minds, and especially over the minds of the young. Few seem to have any opinions of their own, or to think for themselves. Like dead fish, they go with the …

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Jan 27

Mike Ratliff – The Fruit of the Fear of God

13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NASB) The total lack of the fear of God is what marks the …

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Jan 10

Wilhelmus A’Brakel – The Fear of God

The Word Fear Defined Fear is either expressive of reverence or terror. Fear as terror is generally expressed by the Hebrew words magor, and pacadh, and by the Greek word phobos. Fear as being reverence is denominated in Hebrew as yirah, and in Greek as eulabeia. However, these words are occasionally also used without this …

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May 08

R. C. Sproul – Strange Fire

There is an incident in the biblical record that causes abiding consternation for many of God’s people. It is the story of how two of the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, were slain suddenly by God. Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and …

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