Day 2

The Fear of God

from the reading plan

Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 3:7-8, Proverbs 14:27, Proverbs 23:17-18

The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.

When the Bible talks about fearing God, it means we should revere God as holy. Revering Him as holy is not a posture of hiding but a posture of drawing near.

Reflection Questions: 

What do you think it means to fear God in a way that cultivates intimacy between you and Him?

What does “Don’t be wise in your own eyes” (Proverbs 3:7) have to do with fearing God?

When you find yourself envying sinners (Proverbs 23:17), what specifically do you envy? What does that envy reveal about what you revere?

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4 thoughts on "The Fear of God"

  1. Mike says:

    Fearing God is like when you were a child and feared the discipline of your parents. You love and want to be like your parents. Fearing the consequences of wrongful actions helps motivate you to make wise choices. God’s plan is for us to follow His commands and lovingly embrace his guidance and direction through daily prayer.

  2. Truth Seeker says:

    Well said Mike.

  3. Dave says:

    “What does that envy reveal about what you revere?” Wow. Talk about truth that pierces like an arrow.

  4. pulu says:

    Thanks for your helpful information. I have been struggling to find many questions about this issue. I will follow you!

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