The Top 10 Fears God Never Intended You to Have

The Top 10 Fears God Never Intended You To Have

Here’s a list of the top ten fears, courtesy of ABC News:

  1. Social phobias
  2. Open spaces
  3. Heights
  4. Flying
  5. Enclosed spaces
  6. Insects
  7. Snakes
  8. Dogs
  9. Storms
  10. Needles

Psalm 19:9 (NIV) reads, “The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.” The fear of the LORD is designed to:

Proverbs 29:25 tells us that the fear of man is a snare. Look at the Top Ten list. Number 1? Social phobias: fear of man.

All ten can create emotional paralysis.

Yet according to 1 John 4:16-18, the fear of the LORD isn’t really fear at all. It’s love at its purest level, a love that drives out fear.

Fear of the LORD acknowledges God’s omnis: omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience.

It recognizes who He is and who we are.

It inspires deep gratitude for His mercy and our salvation.

It opens our eyes to the truth.

And calls us to walk in it.

Workout for the Week: Fear of the LORD

Memory Verse: Psalm 19:9 (NIV) “The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.”

Meditation Passage: 1 John 4:16-18

Just Do It: Cultivate a fear of the LORD.

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