The topic we had during bible study at church tonight was so timely for me as it coincides with the topic I was wanting to write about since last Sunday. Although we delved into a portion of Psalm 119, the topic of fear which I wanted to touch in this post, came about in relation to obedience.
Fear is one of the words we seldom consider as positive. It is defined by dictionaries as a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. We usually want to steer clear of it that somehow in the mid-1990's, we've managed to embrace without question the "No Fear" slogan of the lifestyle clothing created by Mark Simo, Brian Simo and Marty Moates.
Although it seems ideal for the human nature to want to overcome Fear, the bible teaches us to value its essence at some point in time. In Proverbs 1:7 we read that...
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge..."
The word "fear" in this verse comes from the Hebrew word "