A theme repeated throughout the bible is the fear of God, it plays a critical role in shaping a believers life. It is a gift from God that allows us to be more receptive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit providing a better understanding of Him.
As believers we are to have the fear of God that expresses our love for Him, resulting in worship that is full of reverence and demonstrates that He is most important in our lives. The more we grow to love and respect the Lord, the more we should fear disappointing Him. In essence, the fear of God is to have the love of God in our lives, which is the ultimate solution to fear.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear…
1 John 4:18 (NIV)
Join me as we explore God’s compassionate and comforting words on worshiping Him.