Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5 Characteristics of "God-Fearers"

5 Characteristics of "God-Fearers"

Posted: 11 Apr 2016 05:15 PM PDT
Those who fear the Lord will be serious about their walk with the Lord
If we have a healthy fear of God, Scripture says we'll have these five characteristics:

1. We'll take our spiritual growth seriously.

When Paul says, "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling," the "fear and trembling" part means deliberately, seriously, and with commitment.
Philippians 2:12-13

2. We'll take God's Word seriously. 

God looks favorably on those who "tremble" at His word. If we tremble at God's Word, we'll heed His Word above all others and be "doers" as well as "hearers." Isaiah 66:2b; James 1:22

3. We'll trust God's wisdom.

We'll never "lean on" (i.e. depend on) our "wisdom" or the "wisdom" of our world.  Proverbs 3:5-7

4. We'll share Christ.

We'll understand the importance of persuading others that Christ is the only way of salvation. 2 Corinthians 5:11

5. We'll hate sin.

We'll turn from evil, pride, arrogance, and ungodly talk. Proverbs 8:13

Which of these five would you like to ask God to help you do better?

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