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The Fear Of The Lord

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“The fear of the Lord enables us to rightly understand our place before God.”


Sermon Title: THE FEAR OF THE LORD


Scripture Text: PROVERBS 9:10


Sermon Notes:


PROVERBS 9:10 NIV


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


“Wisdom is the ability to see life from God’s perspective.”


PROVERBS 9:10 NIV


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


PSALMS 111:10 NIV


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.


Question #1: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEAR THE LORD?


PSALMS 33:8-9 NIV


Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. for he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.


EXODUS 20:18-20 NIV


When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”


“The wise man comes to God without saying a word and stands in awe of him.” –Francis Chan


Question #2: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO FEAR THE LORD?


“The fear of the Lord enables us to rightly understand our place before God.”


ISAIAH 40:12-14 NIV


Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor? Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?


ISAIAH 40:18 NIV


To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare him to?


1 PETER 5:6 NIV


Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.


“The fear of the Lord enables us to receive blessings from God.”


PROVERBS 22:4 NIV


Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.


PROVERBS 19:23 NIV


The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.


PSALMS 128:1-4 NIV


Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD.


PSALMS 128:1-4 NIV


Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD.


PSALMS 34:9 NIV


Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.


Question #3: HOW DO WE LEARN THE FEAR OF THE LORD?


“And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them


“How do we learn the fear of the Lord? By spending time in his Word”


DEUTERONOMY 17:18-19 ESV


And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them


PROVERBS 9:10 NIV


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


DEUTERONOMY 17:18-1