The Joy of Fearing God

by Jerry Bridges     |     Book Summary


Author: Jerry Bridges
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Date: 1997
Pages: 282

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Joy and fear are not things that one would typically expect to go together. How are we supposed to find joy in fear? What does that even mean?

Fearing God is not about being afraid of Him. While there are things about Him that may cause us to experience a certain level of fear and trembling, the ‘fear of God’ is more of a reverential awe in response to who He is and what He has done. As we come face-to-face with the Almighty God in the pages of Holy Scripture, we are brought to our knees in worship and repentance at the revelation of His glory and greatness and our utter dependence upon Him.

As we consider the altogether otherness of God, we are left in wonder and amazement as we recall how He has provided for His people and ourselves as individuals. We can’t help but recognize how undeserving we are of the salvation He sent His Son to give us. Just knowing that we have been granted eternal life when what we deserve is His eternal wrath causes us not only to reverentially fear Him, but to find joy in it





The Joy of Fearing God

by Jerry Bridges

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

AuthorJerry Bridges
PublisherWaterBrook Press
Date1997
Pages282


Overview:

Joy and fear are not things that one would typically expect to go together. How are we supposed to find joy in fear? What does that even mean?

Fearing God is not about being afraid of Him. While there are things about Him that may cause us to experience a certain level of fear and trembling, the ‘fear of God’ is more of a reverential awe in response to who He is and what He has done. As we come face-to-face with the Almighty God in the pages of Holy Scripture, we are brought to our knees in worship and repentance at the revelation of His glory and greatness and our utter dependence upon Him.

As we consider the altogether otherness of God, we are left in wonder and amazement as we recall how He has provided for His people and ourselves as individuals. We can’t help but recognize how undeserving we are of the salvation He sent His Son to give us. Just knowing that we have been granted eternal life when what we deserve is His eternal wrath causes us not only to reverentially fear Him, but to find joy in it.