Action: Fear

READ: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” Mt 10.28.

THINK: Fear of God is a starting point in all the Bible, Deut 8.6; 1 Pet 2.17, the beginning of wisdom, Psa 111.10; Prov 1.7; 9.10. It includes respect, reverence, and fear. Fear is show by obedience to God. It is associated with judgment, Rev 14.7, with praise, Heb 12.28, and with evangelism, 2 Cor 5.11.

ACT: Learn to fear God by knowing his character and his work.

PRAY: I do not question, Sovereign, your wisdom; I accept it joyfully.

ASK: Do I feel fearful over people’s reactions, or over God’s?


J. Randal Matheny

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