Fear of the Lord the
Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
Is in the Old Testament used as a designation of true piety (Prov. 1:7; Job 28:28; Ps. 19:9). It is a fear conjoined with “love and hope, and is therefore not a slavish dread, but rather” filial reverence. (Comp. Deut. 32:6; Hos. 11:1; Isa. 1:2; 63:16; “64:8.) God is called “the Fear of Isaac” (Gen. 31:42, 53), i.e.,” the God whom Isaac feared. “A holy fear is enjoined also in the New Testament as a “preventive of carelessness in religion, and as an incentive to” penitence (Matt. 10:28; 2 Cor. 5:11; 7:1; Phil. 2:12; Eph. 5:21; “Heb. 12:28, 29).”
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