Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Whole of Life under the Sun: Fearing and Obeying God Part 2

Ecclesiastes 12:13 – The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

The Fear of God

A. Its lack is the cause of the world’s misery/humanity’s selfishness

Romans 3:18

B. Its dominant place in God’s Word

140 to 150 direct references from Genesis to Revelation

The two points above are covered in Part 1.

C. It is necessary for living out the reality of Biblical Christianity

2 Timothy 3:1-5

D. Its source

Jeremiah 32:38-40

E. Its definition

2 Corinthians 5:11-15, Isaiah 11:1-3

1. Fear God

a. Hate what God hates

Proverbs 6:16-19, Romans 12:9

b. Love what God loves

  • His Son: John 15:9, Ephesians 6:24
  • His People: Psalm 146:8, Psalm 16:3
  • His Church: Psalm 87:2, Psalm 26:8, Psalm 42:3-4

c. Strive for what He is

  • Holy: Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:14-16