Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
04/24/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 581: Fear of God, Pt.2
Peter and Paul used fear of God as a motivation to New Testament believers for holy living:
2 Cor.7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
Eph.5:21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Col.3:22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
1 Pet.1:17 if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear
Isaiah said the fear of God was a delight to Jesus, the branch from the root of Jesse:
Isa.11:3 his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.