We each have things we fear, some come to pass, some never become reality, but the question is what do we do with them? In the book of Exodus, we discover a story calling the nation of Israel out of fear by instead receiving the fear of the Lord. How can you combat fear with fear? What does that look like? Let’s journey together in this story and see how the fear of the Lord leads us to greater love, joy, and intimacy with God.
Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, the people were afraid[a] and trembled, and they stood far off and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.