Monday

Godly Fear

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, fearing God in a good way
Regularly I hear Christians downplay God's righteous judgement.

Perhaps they're responding to times past when God's wrath was overemphasized, but we can also under-emphasize it.

These three aspects of God's character should instill godly fear* in us:

1. His Holiness 

God is not flawed in any way. He doesn't make mistakes. Everything He does is pure, good and right (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
2. His Authority 

No one tells God what to do. Nothing is beyond His jurisdiction.
3. His Wisdom 

God is all-knowing and all-wise (Isaiah 40:12-31).
* To read more about the fear of God (i.e. the right kind of fear), check out No Fear.

To do a short Bible study on this devotion, check out today's Bite Size Bible Study. It contains 3 fill-in-the-blank questions are answered in 5 Characteristics of God-Fearers.

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