(Luke 12:4-5; Philippians 2:12)
The Situation: Children wonder, “Why fear God?” Though kids often hear about God’s love, they rarely learn about the fear of the Lord. They are largely unaware that God commands people to fear and revere Him. As a result, children show disrespectful, indifferent, or flippant attitudes toward God.
The Solution: To those who fear Him, God promises deliverance, love, protection, restoration, and reward. Those who know the Lord God Al- mighty possess a deep reverence and awe for Him. The “fear of the Lord” provides exclusive access to the halls of knowledge and wisdom. In fact, learning cannot take place until we fear the Lord! (Proverbs 1:7).
What You Can Do: Teach children about God’s majesty—His character, attributes, and nature. The more they know about God’s holiness, the more they will revere and love Him. God’s very name is holy; speak about Him with great reverence (Exodus 20:20). Fear of the Lord sets God’s children apart from those who profane the Almighty.
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