Fear of God Devotional: Why We Fear God

How do we grow in our fear of God?

Jason Dohm explains that most people don’t choose the things they fear – rather, fear is normally a response to something. Similarly, the fear of God is also a natural response that comes about when we understand who God is. We grow in our knowledge and understanding of God from reading the Bible and learning what He is like.

We are ignorant of what God is like until we go to His revealed Word and He shows us what He is like. Once He does, the fear of God naturally results. The more we grow in our knowledge of God, the more we fear Him. Put simply, we can’t increase our fear of God without increasing our knowledge of God. This fear of God is stimulated when we understand who God truly is.

Romans 11:33 (NKJV) – “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!”