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
04/26/2015, by John Kincaid

Lesson 583: Fear of God, Pt.4

God’s children fear Him in terms of honor and respect for His majesty, glory and holiness.

As we consider God’s infinite perfection and grace, our heart is moved to love and adore Him. You won’t be devoted to God unless you are first filled with fear of God.
God’s children can run to Him as their heavenly Father, as a child runs to their earthly father. We can come boldly before God with our requests.
Gal.4:6 because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
Rom.8:15 you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Heb.4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Heb.10:19 we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus
Yet at the same time, we recognize that our culture (including professing Christians) is far too casual, addressing God as “the big man upstairs” and “my co-pilot”.

They are missing the sense of reverent awe that is reserved for God alone, the Creator, the Sustainer of the universe.
Heb.12:28-29 let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.


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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