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Fear of the Lord

  • Apr 2024 Issue
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Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him.—Psalm 33:8

What does it mean to fear the Lord? Godly fear is not the same as human fear. Our human fear makes us want to run away, while the fear of the Lord draws us closer. Human fear feels like dread, anxiety, or vulnerability, while the fear of the Lord feels like love, faithfulness, and security.

Godly fear gives us a proper view of God. He’s not our “good buddy” or “co- pilot.” His ways and thoughts are incomparably higher. We approach God with awe and reverence. This is why not even Moses could enter the tabernacle when God’s presence filled it. As we study this month, I pray you will not only understand what it means to fear the Lord but also draw even closer to Him.

Your devotional author,
Bradley Baurain

BY Brad Baurain

Dr. Bradley Baurain is Professor and Program Head of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Moody Bible Institute. Bradley has the unique privilege of holding a degree from four different universities (including Moody). He is the author of On Waiting Well. Bradley taught in China, Vietnam, the United States, and Canada. Bradley and his wife, Julia, have four children and reside in Northwest Indiana.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Bradley Baurain, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing: JD Hamby, Production: Rhonda AuYeung

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