Fear Factor (Isaiah 43:1-3)Bo Grace, January 28, 2018
Part of the series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
What is the most fearful situation you have ever faced? Maybe you were robbed at gunpoint. Maybe it was a bankruptcy. Maybe it had something to do with a relationship or diagnosis. How does God want us to handle fears? That is a question we will consider today.
From a spiritual perspective, should we “Fear” God? Absolutely! While God is love beyond comprehension, and extends amazing grace and mercy that we cannot understand, He is also a God of judgment and wrath. If you are not saved, you need to fear God and the reality of hell. If you are saved, and living in rebellion and disobedience to God you ought to have a holy fear that will drive you back to where you need to be with God.
Nobody understood this any better than the people God chose for Himself – Israel. Much of the Old Testament is about how God blessed their obedience, which they took for granted, became disobedient, and suffered the consequences. But even in their disobedience, God never stopped loving them. God never stops loving his children!
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