The Fear of the Lord Produces Wisdom

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy one is understanding (Prov. 9:10)." In the Bible, the word "fear" has many connotations. For instance, fear can mean respect in the way an employee views his or her boss (Josh. 24:14). It can refer to a scary or... Continue Reading →

What is Genuine Repentance?

"From that time on, Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven has come near (Matt. 3:2)." Imagine that you have a warm, juicy, raw piece of steak on the table getting ready to be placed on the grill to eat. In order to protect it from being eaten, you put a short... Continue Reading →

Godly Sorrow Leads to Healthy Transformation

The Israelites understood that the state of their relationship with the Lord was contingent upon the covenant they had with Him. If they rebelled against God by refusing to keep His commandments and served false gods, they were judged (Num. 32:15; Deut 28:36, 2 Chr. 7:19; Jer. 9:13). These judgments consisted of God sending plagues... Continue Reading →

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