A consistent message throughout Scripture is the importance of "fearing God":
Go to BibleGateway.com and type "Fear God" to the search box, and you'll see hundreds of verses pop up. As I read these, I begin to see a new definition for the word "faith". To fear God is to believe in who He is, what He has done, and what He has the power to do in your life - a belief that is so real that it impacts you every step.
I believe in God. I love God. But do I really fear Him?
Author: Mark Dwyer
Brett Lilly - Campus Pastor at Compass Church (95th campus), husband, father