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The World – The Fear of the Lord, January 24, 2023



“The original Greek words used for fear, in connection with the fear of the Lord, throughout most of the New Testament are phobos and phobea. They generally mean ‘alarm, fright or terror’ and carry the idea of ‘being in awe of or having reverence’.

The fear of the Lord is produced in the soul by the Holy Spirit. Godly fear means we dread displeasing Him, desire His favor, revere His holiness, submit to His will, are grateful for His benefits, sincerely worship Him, and conscientiously obey His commandments. Great blessings are promised upon those who have it.

Note: Fear and love must coexist in us in order that both passions may be healthy and that we may please and rightly serve God.”

(excerpt from the ‘Fear of the Lord” study by John Bevere)

We are thankful for the study just started at the Garden of Eden fellowship center, 14799 Avon Allen Rd, west Mt. Vernon, on the “Fear of the Lord”. The 8-part study started Thursday, Jan 19 and will finish Mar 9th. 6pm potluck 7pm study. Please contact us at 360-421-8811 or 360-421-8812 if you would like to stop by and watch the first study.

“The fear of the Lord leads to life. Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”

(Proverbs 19:23)

“The Lord confides in those who fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them.” (Psalm 25:14)

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding.”

(Psalm 111:10)

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