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Series Overview
Trivial Pursuits
•Worldly Wisdom
•Worldly Pleasure
•Riches/Contentment
•Lasting Gain
•Self-Sufficiency
Meaningful Pursuits
•God’s Timetable
•Companionship
•God
•The Fear of God
•Obedience
5 Reasons to Pursue
The Fear of God
Ecclesiastes (various texts)
‫א‬ ֵ
‫ָר‬‫י‬ (Yarā) Fear
1. The Emotion of Fear
2. Reverence or Awe
3. Righteous Behavior/Proper Living
4. Devotee or Follower (“God-fearer”)
Because the Fear
of God causes us to
respect our limits.
Ecclesiastes 3:14-15
We Pursue the Fear of God:
Because the Fear of
God protects us
from our own
words.
Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
We Pursue the Fear of God:
Because the Fear of
God helps us to live
a balanced life.
Ecclesiastes 7:15-18
We Pursue the Fear of God:
Because the Fear of
God prepares us for
God’s coming
judgment.
Ecclesiastes 8:10-13
We Pursue the Fear of God:
Because the Fear of
God is the
culmination of a
life well-lived.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
We Pursue the Fear of God:
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Meaningful Pursuits_The Fear of God.pptx

  • 1.
  • 2. Series Overview Trivial Pursuits •Worldly Wisdom •Worldly Pleasure •Riches/Contentment •Lasting Gain •Self-Sufficiency Meaningful Pursuits •God’s Timetable •Companionship •God •The Fear of God •Obedience
  • 3. 5 Reasons to Pursue The Fear of God Ecclesiastes (various texts)
  • 4. ‫א‬ ֵ ‫ָר‬‫י‬ (Yarā) Fear 1. The Emotion of Fear 2. Reverence or Awe 3. Righteous Behavior/Proper Living 4. Devotee or Follower (“God-fearer”)
  • 5. Because the Fear of God causes us to respect our limits. Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 We Pursue the Fear of God:
  • 6. Because the Fear of God protects us from our own words. Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 We Pursue the Fear of God:
  • 7. Because the Fear of God helps us to live a balanced life. Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 We Pursue the Fear of God:
  • 8. Because the Fear of God prepares us for God’s coming judgment. Ecclesiastes 8:10-13 We Pursue the Fear of God:
  • 9. Because the Fear of God is the culmination of a life well-lived. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 We Pursue the Fear of God: