Sunday Evening 4/25/2021

Ecclesiastes: “The fear of God”

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Fear Of God D______________

We think that fear is an anticipation of danger. Is this the idea Solomon had in mind?

  • Yare: To stand in awe of, to reverence, honor and respect
  • When we are aware of God’s presence, we will react with A_____ and reverence
  • What does this look like? Isaiah – 6:1-5; John – Revelation 1:10-17
  • Does this describe the way you see God? Do you live in fear of the Lord?

Is there a way that we can tell? Yes, our A___________ prove our fear God!

Fear Of God D_________________

The fear of God is demonstrated in a life that “keeps the commandments of God.”

The B___________ tells us:

  • What we do P___________ what we think of God: We will live no better than the level at which we honor and reverence God

Our life will tell the world what we T____________ of God: (Proverbs 3:7; 14:2, 27; 16:6; Deuteronomy 6:2)

  • J____________ said it this way (John 14:15)
  • Does this describe the way in which we live our life? Does our L____________ say, I love the Lord?”

We know what the fear of God is and how it is demonstrated.

Why is it so I_________________?

Fear Of God D__________________

Fearing God and keeping His commandments is the “whole duty of man.”

Jesus conveys this same counsel: (Matthew 22:37-40)

  • This is what Jesus is teaching. Does that sound reasonable to us?

F____________ God: The fear of God is that God will take His hand off us (Joshua 6)

  • What the verses in Proverbs 14:2 and 16:6 is teaching us is that the fear of God will motivate us to live a clean life. It is not the fear of chastisement, it is the fear of being shelved. This was a fear Paul had (1 Corinthians 9:27)
  • God wants us to live a life that He can use and bless.

Time to be H______________: (Proverbs 19:23; 3:7-8)

What M________________ us to live our life the way we do?

Can we say that everything we do, we do because we fear God?