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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020Mel Ponder

Fearing God


Hi, my name is Mel Ponder and I’m a representative in the Florida House, District 4.  Today we’re with GOD TV. The scripture I have today is 1 Peter 2:17 and it says this, “Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, and honor the King”.  Today I want to pull out of that, “fearing God”. You know for us, we can kinda sometimes get “Honor all people and loving the brotherhood”, but when God works in fearing Him there are some principles, I think, for me when I read this that speaks to me. 


And I challenge myself often on what does it mean to fear God.  The Bible says, “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and a sound mind”.  And so we get that aspect of fear, we’re afraid of the dark, we are afraid of an encounter, and anxiety sets in.  But, when God says to fear Him, there are a couple of scriptures I want to add to this. One of them is Proverbs 9:10 it says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”  You know the Bible says in Proverbs a lot of times to ask for wisdom, to seek it out, to get wisdom, gain understanding,... Start a free trial to watch the video and read the rest of the transcript!

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