Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
04/25/2015, by John Kincaid

Lesson 582: Fear of God, Pt.3

Fear of God has 2 meanings in the Bible: it can be dread of God’s judgment, or the reverent awe of a believer who recognizes even a glimpse of who God is.
Adam hid from God in Eden because Adam feared God’s judgment on sin. All unbelievers are living under the wrath of God, and they could all die at any moment.

They should live with the same anxious fear of God’s judgment as Adam did, but they rarely do. Maybe for a few hours on the day when the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, but crying out to God soon stopped.
Rom.3:11, 18 no one seeks for God… There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Believers are delivered from the wrath of God. Rom.8:1 (no condemnation for those in Christ).
Rom.5:9 we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
But God still disciplines His children for sinful conduct, so we still fear God in that sense.
Heb.12:6, 10 the Lord disciplines the one he loves… he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.


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


Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: (828) 318-9825

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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