[dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]e’ve started our youth study on the fear of the Lord and it’s been a huge joy for me to go through this with the youth. I’ve already noticed this study impacting my life, and I can only hope that it is doing the same for the youth. The name of the study is based on two Greek words. Theos which means God, and phobos which means fear. Thus, the idea is that we as Christians should be “Theophobic”. Here’s a snippet from our study, which is a definition of the fear of the Lord:
The Fear of the Lord may be defined as, ‘The condition in which all the faculties of a person are arrested under a deep awareness of the awful majesty of an incomprehensible God.
So in other words, the fear of the Lord is more than just respecting God. It is being gripped by an overwhelming sense of His magnificence. Once this attitude is received, redemption is so much more valuable.
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. And I said: ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’ (Isaiah 6:1, 5 ESV)
This study is taking place every Sunday @ 10:00am.
This post was written by Jeremy Menicucci