Title: Return to the fear of God
BY BISHOP (DR.) S.I OKELEZOH
Text: Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 9:10, Proverbs 14:26-27, Psalms 137:15-17, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Job 28:28, Isaiah 7:8, Isaiah 17:14-17, Psalm 119:120.
The fear of God is the stronger instinct to obey God which overrides, overshadow and subdue the option of lower instincts to disobey God.
Fear is a concern insight into consequence of action, reaction and response with damaging result on the one hand to avoid and the choice of better, profitable way to carefully trend out the right way to safety.
THE FEAR OF GOD
It is a function of the love of God. All those who love God fear Him.
It is the beginning of knowledge, wisdom and strong confidence.
When you have the fear of God, you will have the confidence to face life.
The particles and materials God used in creating us was made from the fear of God, So we can easily walk in the fear of God. Our main occupation and duty is to carry out the fear of God.
Tremble means ‘Fear’. A true person who have the fear of God manifest it with tremble in his heart.A stony heart does not tremble.
THE REASON WHY WE MUST TREMBLE IN THE FEAR OF GOD
1. We don’t want to fail the favour and grace of God.
2. We don’t want to fight against the love of God.
3.we don’t want to fail the faith that God has given to us.
4. We don’t want to fail the trust that God has on us.
5. In order not to fail the blessings and protections of God upon our lives.