Episode 077 – Fearing or Revering God

According to Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Perhaps you’ve heard this before, and maybe, like me, you’ve wondered, “Are we supposed to be scared of God?” Is this what this verse means? Or as some of us have no doubt learned, the “fear” here is really a “reverent fear.” But is that true? In this episode we unpack this passage to understand what “fearing the LORD” entails and how a proper understanding enables us to trust God more in our lives.

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • What do you think it is about the human heart that drives us to stay so busy?
  • Name an experience in your life where your busyness may have left another person feeling like an interruption.
  • When have you experienced a “holy interruption?”
  • What activities, rituals, or practices help you to slow down and be fully present?
  • How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?

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  1. Crystal Lorenzo August 17, 2019 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Since I can remember, this was one of my biggest questions. God is so wonderful why would we fear Him? Then as I got older, I realized I do because of his power and greatness. This teaching taught me so much. To be Yar’ah (fearful) of God’s abilities so I can be in Yar’ah ( in awe) of his abilities so I can have the utmost Yar’ah (respect) of his abilities in my life daily. Beautiful! Thank you Brad!

    • Brad Gray September 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      So glad to hear, Crystal. Thank you for sharing this.

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