RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL 17 JANUARY 2021
TOPIC: THE FEAR OF THE LORD
MEMORY VERSE: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Psalms 111:4-10.
INTRODUCTION: The fear of the Lord is a reverential trust of God coupled with a hatred of evil. It is also an inward attitude of humble
reverence toward God, in light of His self-revelation, that results in outward expression of Christ’s likeness. You cannot serve God or keep His commandments if His fear is not in you (Deut.6:13; Eccl.12:13; Prov.8:13).
However, believers should not be scared of God but see the fear of God has respecting, obeying, submitting to His discipline and worshiping Him in awe.
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1. Why Is It Necessary To Fear God?
2. What Are The Benefits Of Having The Fear Of God?
WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO FEAR GOD?
e are commanded to fear God (Psalm 33:8) because of God’s holiness (Revelation 15:4); greatness (2Kings 17:36); goodness (1Samuel
12:24) and his forgiveness without which we would all have ended up in hell (Psalm 130:4).
The fear of the Lord is also necessary for worship (Psalm 5:7); in service (Heb.
12:28); to keep us from sin (Exodus 20:20); for administration of justice (2 Chronicles 19:6-9); for good governance (2 Samuel 23:3); for the perfecting of holiness in our Christian lives (2 Corinthians 7:1); because of coming judgements against which there is no appeal (Revelation 14:7).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING
THE FEAR OF GOD?
The fear of God brings pleasure to the Lord which in tum brings blessings to man (Psalm 147:11; 112:1). It gives deep knowledge and wisdom (Proverbs 1:7; Psalm 111:10). It is a unique weapon against sin (Proverbs 14:26)
it brings protection for believers and their loved ones (Proverbs 14:26). IfBear the Lord, His pity will increase upon you (Psalm 103:13). It makes a man acceptable to God (Acts 10:35). It brings down His mercy (Ps.103:17). It brings long life (Proverbs 10:27; 14:27). It brings answers to prayers (Ps.145:19). It brings separation from evil (Proverbs 16:6). It brings confidence (Proverbs 14.26). It guarantees true riches, honour and life (Proverbs 22:4).
CONCLUSION: Fear the Lord God Almighty.
1. Why should you fear the Lord?
2. What are some of the outcomes of fearing the Lord?
FURTHER READING: MON: Exo. 14:13; TUE: Isaiah 43:1; WED: Prov. 29:25; THUR: Prov. 15:16; FRI: Mal. 3:16; SAT Eccl. 12:14; SUN: Isaiah 11:12.
ASSIGNMENT: List five people in the Bible that feared God.