What Does it Mean to "Fear the Lord?"
- Tuesday, June 04, 2013
A Life Of Satisfaction And Peace
Proverb 14:27: The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
A Life Full Of Contentment
Proverb 19:23: The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
For me, so much of the Fear of the Lord resolves around the idea of contentment as mentioned in the last verse above. Like you, like me, and like every one else, my life is full of twists and turns. Some are delightful; some are threatening and painful. Living the "Fear of the Lord" lifestyle has allowed God to pour in the power of Jesus Christ to handle any situation that comes into my life
One of my favorite pictures of contentment is, "Contentment is a small kitten following a leaky cow.”
I am the kitten. The "Fear of the Lord" lifestyle is the leaky cow.
Britney, I hope that my answer has given to you some extra help in living well your new life in Christ.
Dr. Roger Barrier retired as senior teaching pastor from Casas Church in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to being an author and sought-after conference speaker, Roger has mentored or taught thousands of pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders worldwide. Casas Church, where Roger served throughout his thirty-five-year career, is a megachurch known for a well-integrated, multi-generational ministry. The value of including new generations is deeply ingrained throughout Casas to help the church move strongly right through the twenty-first century and beyond. Dr. Barrier holds degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Golden Gate Seminary in Greek, religion, theology, and pastoral care. His popular book, Listening to the Voice of God, published by Bethany House, is in its second printing and is available in Thai and Portuguese. His latest work is, Got Guts? Get Godly! Pray the Prayer God Guarantees to Answer, from Xulon Press. Roger can be found blogging at Preach It, Teach It, the pastoral teaching site founded with his wife, Dr. Julie Barrier.
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