A paradox of Scripture is that to conquer the fears of life, we must fear the Lord. A memorial to Lord Lawrence in Westminster Abbey says of him, "He feared man so little, because he feared God so much." Psalm 19:9 says, "The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever." So what is it to fear God and how does it chase away our other fears?
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SCRIPTURE: Exodus 20:20; Proverbs 1:20–33; Psalm 103:1–6, 17–18
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: First we must determine what it means to fear God.
—Teaching point two: Fear of God is more than just awe and reverence.
—Teaching point three: Fear of God is healthy and restraining.
—Teaching point four: Fear of God leads us to mercy.
• Apply Your Findings
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