Fear of God Devotional: The Fear of God In Missions

What are the characteristics of a minister who fears God?

Mala Chindongo explains in this video that a man who fears God is one who does not focus on himself but instead on the will of God. When it comes to missions, a missionary or pastor on the mission field knows that he is there for the honor of God. In contrast, a missionary who has no fear of God doesn’t think about the people he is preaching to or the fear, love, and honor of God, but only about the glory of self.

A key to better understanding the fear of God is that we understand that God is big and we are small. What the fear of God does to a pastor or missionary is that they see what they’re doing is not about themselves but about God. They fear God and strive to avoid displeasing Him.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NKJV) – “’Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,’ says the Lord.”