Day 2

The Fear of God

from the Proverbs reading plan

Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 3:7-8, Proverbs 14:27, Proverbs 23:17-18

BY She Reads Truth

The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.

When the Bible talks about fearing God, it means we should revere God as holy. Revering Him as holy is not a posture of hiding but a posture of drawing near. 

Reflection Questions:

What do you think it means to fear God in a way that cultivates intimacy between you and Him? 

What does “Don’t be wise in your own eyes” (Proverbs 3:7) have to do with fearing God?

When you find yourself envying sinners (Proverbs 23:17), what specifically do you envy? What does that envy reveal about what you revere?

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111 thoughts on "The Fear of God"

  1. Jeannie Greenland says:

    What a powerful lesson today! Fearing the Lord is the gateway to peace, wisdom and freedom! Amen! Lord, you alone are holy. None stand beside you! We love you, worship you and revere you. Help our hearts align with your spirit that we may continue to fear you and drink from the fountain of life!

  2. Janniah Evans says:

    I realised that much of my envy comes from comparing my career success to that of others, my peers or even those I do not know. And time spent on LinkedIn only encourages this issue. I recognise that I revere academic and monetary success and the feeling that I must be the best, at the top and always ahead. But in understanding that I should not use the success of others as a goal post and be content with every season that God takes me to has changed my attitude. Trusting that God getting glory through all my successes is the end goal, is really a game changer. I turned my dissatisfaction into gratefulness. It is better to fear God than man.

  3. Jasmine Garcia says:

    God is wisdom. I when I reverence him I can grab from his wisdom and not my own understanding.

    When I envy others for the things that they have and do… I show that I do not reverence God who is holy. He is all powerful and in control. We need to trust in him. God knows what he’s doing. Her knows the plans he has for us and when we seek him and lean into him… Our calling and purpose becomes more clearer.

  4. Samantha Carter says:

    God’s wisdom and words are the only way

  5. Lindsay Laybourne says:

    I envy the intimate relationships between non married couples. I see those who seem so happy and yet I’m so fearful of the full commitment that marriage means. I’m not sure what this means I’m reverring other then man and man’s wisdom, but I’m praying for the Lord’s healing in this.

  6. Shamia Pintard says:

    these are basically the words I said in my head! when we try to gain validation in the world, we lose the one that truly matters

  7. Jessica Scott says:

    This is me as well!!!

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