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Fear of God Devotional: How Thankfulness and the Fear of God are Connected

It seems counterintuitive to say that those who fear God are most thankful. How can you feel thankfulness for God and fear God at the same time? Joel Beeke speaks of how thankfulness and the fear of God are friends. The people who are most thankful in this world are those who fear God. 1 […]

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When You Do Not Delight Him

In losing His delights, we lose all hope of delight. This is what happens to us when He is out of our minds, deaf to our ears, and blind to our seeing. Have you forgotten the mountain of the Lord? In Isaiah 65:11-19, the prophet is addressing those who have forsaken the Lord. He describes in graphic detail what it […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How to Increase the Fear of God in Your Church

Paul Thompson counsels us to stop reading the Bible for information and moral codes. Instead, read it to know who God is. Ask, “what does this tell me about God?” This liberates us from a wrong fear of God that prohibits us from really knowing Him.

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Fear of God Devotional: How do we dampen fear of God

Paul Washer answers the question, what keeps us from the fear of God? There is no secret. We simply need to saturate our lives in the scripture, to pray, and to be involved in a community of faith where the Word of God is proclaimed and a vision of God is central. Paul Washer says […]

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Overview of the Corinthian Letters – Listen Live

Today at 5:00pm EST we will conduct another segment of our survey of the New Testament on 1 and 2 Corinthians. The Corinthian letters are some of the most helpful documents to help churches, living in a pagan culture, make their way through the problems that surface as a result of the process of sanctification […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Genetic Engineering and the Fear of God

Kevin Swanson connects the efforts of human cloning, genetic engineering, and false wombs… to a loss of the fear of God.

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The Fear of God in Worship

We would all do well to listen to John Owen as he addresses the significance of worshiping “with reverence and godly fear.” He writes: The sense of these words may best be learned from what they are opposed unto. Such as, 1. Want [lack] of a due sense of the majesty and glory of God […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Do You Instill the Fear of God in Your Family

Studying the Bible systematically is the central way to grow in the fear of God. Here Jason Dohm urges families to bring the whole Bible to bear for their discipleship. This means that we immerse ourselves in the whole counsel of God. In order to do this, we must abandon our preferences, and bring our […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How Mercy Increases Godly Fear in Man

God is infinitely angry with sin, yet He grants mercy to sinners through the shed blood of His Son. This is mercy. Infinite anger is replaced with infinite mercy by the atoning blood of Jesus. In this sense, the fear of God is a response to mercy. And, when someone grants you mercy, you want […]

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Fear of God Devotional: How the Fear of God Works in the heart of a Christian

Orthodoxy can exist without the fear of God. Doctrinal purity, outward religion, Church attendance, family worship, prayers, and any other thing you can name, can exist without the fear of God. But, when a person begins to see the glory of God, the fear of God grows. And when it does, joy breaks out. The […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Fearing God and a Pastor’s Salary

I once heard someone say that pastors were some of the most insecure people in the world. Perhaps this is related to the many pressures they experience. They are exposed to lots of disappointment, bear heavy burdens for their people, experience betrayal, slander, and misrepresentation. Longtime friends may brush them aside in a moment. Plus, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Fearing God and a Pastor’s Salary

I once heard someone say that pastors were some of the most insecure people in the world. Perhaps this is related to the many pressures they experience. They are exposed to lots of disappointment, bear heavy burdens for their people, experience betrayal, slander, and misrepresentation. Longtime friends may brush them aside in a moment. Plus, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Do I Really Fear God

No one ever feared God completely, but, how much of the fear of God do you have? Growing in the fear of God is the objective of every true Christian. Are you growing in the fear of God, or the fear of man?

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Fear of God Devotional: Helping Children See What the Fear of God Looks Like

Children love stories… They always want you to tell them a story about when you were young, or any story for that matter. In this fear of God devotional, Joel Beeke recommends that parents tell the stories of those in the Bible who had a fear of God. They are wonderful resources for children… Moses, […]

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Fear of God Devotional: Why Did God Take My Child?

Why did God take my child? Why did I get cancer? The fear of God helps us get through when we have questions we cannot answer. When we know that God is almighty, we can trust in Him. This is why we should study scripture, not just to study scripture, but to study in order […]

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