On Tuesday I shared the first part of my lecture notes on Hebrews 4:1. That post is here. Fear is not something that we (Specifically, fear is not something I am comfortable with. Sometime in my teen and young adult years, I developed an attitude of ‘No Fear.’ I am still somewhat of a thrill seeker, not as much now that my body complains more. Still this past summer, Andrew and I rode all the coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia in about 3 hours – the park was relatively empty.) Still, we are to fear God. I have to learn that fear. Isaiah’s experience in Isaiah 6:1-10 helps me learn and develop Fear of God. That is part two of my lecture:
How to Develop Fear – Isa 6:1-10
- See God – Isa 6:1-4
- Judge and jury
- Consider Cain, Korah (Dathan and Abiram), Moses (rock), Nadab and Abihu, Uzzah
- Ananias and Saphira, Herod eaten by worms
- Be Afraid!
- See Self – Isa 6:5
- God is so far beyond us
- “Get your own dirt.” – Cloning is an amazing accomplishment . . . but)
- Space travel is a wonderful achievement but God made everything out there.
- Man is a moral conscience but – Rom 3:10
- Therefore – Rom 3:23; Rom 6:23
- Be Afraid!
- See Your Redemption – Isa 6:6-7
- Isaiah receives grace – Old Testament btw
- JFB “Lord — here Adonai, Jehovah in Isa 6:5; Jesus Christ is meant as speaking in Isa 6:10, according to Jon 12:41. Isaiah could only have “seen” the Son, not the divine essence (Jon 1:18). The words in Isa 6:10 are attributed by Paul (Act 28:25, Act 28:26) to the Holy Ghost.”
- Rom 3:24-25
- Rom 6:23
- Grace is in Christ – Gal 3:26-27
- See your Mission – Isa 6:8-10
- Go to others
- 2Co 5:11, “Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.”
- Lead others to the promised rest (Heb 4:1)
Heb 4:1-3, “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,'” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world.”
Fear leads us to Enter the rest though obedient faith in God:
Let us come to fear!