Real Fear

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, and you’re listening to Share Life Today.

As we continue our series called “The Real Real,” let me ask you…what do you think a real fear of God is? Well for many, I think it may be misunderstood as fearing a vengeful God who will punish them for any toe that they place out of line. But the Bible tells us something different. In fact, the book of Proverbs describes the fear of the Lord as “the beginning of knowledge.” Now, why would that be? Well, Scripture describes our amazing Heavenly Father as ever-present in times of trouble, patient so that all who would turn to Him in faith have a chance to do so, and a gentle, loving Shepherd who seeks after the lost. A fear of the Lord is a reverence for Who He is—our perfect, majestic, omnipotent God. And in our reverence, we can celebrate knowing that He has made a way for us to have a relationship with Him through Jesus. Learn how to share the Gospel with others by visiting us at

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