Fear is not always bad

By Elder Enoch Ofori Jnr

(Sabbath Sermon, 28th April, 2012)

"The Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom"

Fear is one word that should not be in the lexicon of any believer. That is fear in a negative sense as in a fearful heart that disbelieves God and the fear of the devil. That sort of fear can earn you eternity in hell (Rev. 21:8).  But then, there’s Biblical godly fear. That fear is so enduringly beneficial that it should never end.

Prov. 28:14 tells us, "Happy is the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief".  In Phil. 2:12, The Apostle Paul urged the church in Philippi: "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling".

But what is godly fear and what is all the ‘big deal’ about it? Click to download the full sermon here