Nehemiah Part XII - You Shall Fear Your God (8:1-12)
Frequently throughout Scripture we are exhorted to "fear" the Lord. What does this mean and how do we manifest appropriate fear? Today we find that the people of God manifest their fear of God by hungering for His Word and tangibly demonstrating their attentiveness both with their bodies and their lips. Fear, in other words, manifests itself in concrete actions that communicate respect and attentiveness. And attentiveness to the Word of God means growing in our understanding of it not simply treating it as a magic talisman.
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.