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Godly fear the Epistle to Hebrews and Greco-Roman critiques of superstition by Patrick Gray

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Published by Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, GA .
Written in English

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Statementby Patrick Gray.
LC ClassificationsBS
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 272 p. ;
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22580959M
ISBN 101589831004

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Godly fear a precious, all-consuming emotion that enables us to have an eternal relationship with God and to avoid the snares of this world. Proverbs advises us that godly fear is the fountain of lie that keeps us from the snares of death. Proverbs , “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. 12 Wisdom —how often this is mentioned in the book of Proverbs, 46 times in all! “The fear of Jehovah is the start of wisdom.” This is the godly, practical wisdom based on knowledge of God’s Word that enables his people to steer a safe course through the dangerous tempests that rage in Satan’s world. I often hear people explain the fear of the Lord as a mere respect or reverence. But the Bible uses the word fear at least times in reference to God, so we make a mistake when we downplay it.   The fear of God is expected from all beings made in God’s image. The central portion of the book describes the fears that people have in their spiritual search. Those fears are variously identified as exclusively ungodly fear, as provisionally godly fear, and as perpetually godly fear. A misplaced fear is described and known as the fear of man/5(14).

Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure?: Hebrews 12 and the Sinai Theophanies (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft Book ) - Kindle edition by Kibbe, Michael. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ : $ Hebrews describes Jesus' fear of God: " who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear." Even Jesus, who knew God better than anyone who had ever walked the face of the earth, feared God.   Question: "What does the Bible say about fear?" Answer: The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a detriment and is to be overcome. The first type of fear is fear of the Lord. This type of fear does not necessarily mean to be afraid of something. As a young man, I found the book of Proverbs to be like listening to the voice of a wise, godly father instructing his son in how to live a life that is pleasing to God. The world is filled with temptations and folly, and the book of Proverbs is like a map that safely leads us around the dangerous shoals upon which we can so easily crash.

fiThe fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.fl (Proverbs ) It prolongs days: fiThe fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.fl (Proverbs ) It is a fountain of life: fiThe fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares ofFile Size: KB.   Fear of man is supplanted by godly fear only when we seek not to rid ourselves of fear through our own means. Instead, we are to seek and rely on God’s Spirit to give us a reverence for God. Faith Healing. Though the book is written with a decided bent toward women in life and ministry, no one should feel excluded from these pages. Password Assistance. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The Effects of Godly Fear Chapter V. The Privileges of Those That Fear the Lord Chapter VI. The Use of This Doctrine Bible Living.   Therefore, godly fear is a good thing for us, as His children. Tormenting Fears. The other kind of fear which the Bible tells us about is tormenting fear. This kind of fear is the fear Jesus went to the cross to set us free from. It is the crippling fear that brings torment to us. Tormenting fear brings us into bondage of the devil.