Matt's Bible Study Note
From time to time, I come across a subject that truly intrigues me. It all started just after I graduated High School, while I was listening to Tommy Nelson, the pastor of Denton Bible Church, preach at Metro. He was preaching on the Fear of the Lord out of Acts 9:31. It was just a few weeks before I started my freshman semester at Dallas Baptist University (Yes, I know the actual date. You should always date your notes).
His sermon got me thinking about the Fear of the Lord. I knew that it was a big theme in the Bible and that it was mentioned all over the place, but I didn’t really know what it meant. I had always heard people say that it isn’t real fear, but it is more of a reverence and affection for God. As a scientist, I had a hard time reading “fear of the Lord” and thinking reverence, so I had to do some research. There had to be more to it than that!
So, I began what I now know to be an inductive study of Scripture. I looked for everything I could find about the Fear of the Lord. I wrote it all down on some note pages and began to organize it a little. To my surprise, I absolutely loved this. Many times, while I was in the pew on Sunday Mornings, I would completely tune out the Preacher and do my own study. Whenever I came across a verse on that subject, I added it to my list and categorized it.
It has been a little over 7 years and now I have several inductive studies going. The sad thing is, I’ve never actually finished the first one I started. I’m not sure it is really possible to find everything that the Bible has to say about the subject. I know I’d miss something, somewhere, if I tried (though I do think I have the overwhelming majority of them on the Fear of the Lord).
All that being said, I am going to be posting my notes on some of these subjects from time to time, so brace yourselves.