Fear of God vs. Living Afraid of God

Released February 8, 2022 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


It never occurred to Jeff Lyle that a simple Facebook post would generate so much drama. Maybe he was naïve, but he never thought that the following statement would trigger so many. Does it trigger you?   “You can obey a God of whom you are afraid. But you cannot worship a God of whom you are afraid.”   In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, we break down the vast difference between the theological truth of “the fear of the Lord” versus the unbiblical relational possibility of living afraid of God. What does the actual fear of the Lord mean? How does that sometimes become a slavish dread of God due to our failure to understand it? Why are we free from living in a state of dread of God? The entire Christian experience can be completely altered depending on how each Christian grasps what the fear of the Lord actually means.  Additional resources are available at TransformingTruth.org