Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lesson 5 Hannah the Fear of the Lord

Sorry it has been awhile, but things have been busy.
I don't really have time to post my answers to all of the questions but will post what a couple.

1 Read ps 31:19; ps 111:10, ps 112:1, ps 147:11, and pr 8:13 and then write a paragrah defining the fear of the Lord.

Fear of God begins with trusting Him above all else. If we have wisdom we will have a reverent fear of God. Not fear as we would have of a bully. That is totally different. God is not a bully. He is our loving Father who desires only the best for us. It is when we make bad choices that He can't bless us. When we have reverent fear we want to do His will. And we hate the things He hates. The word promises many blessings to us if we have a reverent fear of the Lord, but we shouldn't fear Him to receive the blessings, but because we love Him.

2. Next to the following life situations write p if you have battled them in the past, or c if you are battling them currently. For those in the past, how did God grant the victory?

age health
physical appearance children or lack of them
relatives or in-laws lack of ability
spouse or lack of one station in life
death of loved one finances

3. How did Job, the righteous man who suffered innocently, respond to his trials (Job 23:1-12)? What result came out of his suffering (Job 42:12)?

4. Sometimes God uses suffering to deal with His children who are not following Him or fearing Him. Why does He allow trial in the case of disobedient believers (Jer 24:5-7; 29:11-14; 31:10-14)?

5. In each of the following situations, explain how trials can result in God's glory, our benefit and the benefit of others:

grief 2 cor 1:3-4
trials James 1:2-4
troubles 2 cor 4:16-18
illness 2 cor 12:7-10
persecutions 1 Pet 4:12-14

6. Write of an incident in your life where personal difficulty brought about special glory to the Lord.

1 comment:

Mere said...

Your "Fear of God" paragraph is full of Wisdom. I've never thought of it that way!

Love, Mere