Fearing God First

Fearing God First

What gives someone courage? Are people “born with it”? Or do they obtain it somehow?

Some people have an exceptional experience that makes them feel invincible. Others build up what we might call “courage muscle” by repeatedly doing the right thing in difficult circumstances. But then there’s a third factor. And it’s open to anyone who trusts God.

This sermon unpacks Psalm 27, the one which famously begins with these words: “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” In it we learn what it means to “fear God,” how that relates to other fears we might have, and growing in courage.


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