Born of respect, this is the subjection under which we willingly place ourselves to those in authority, such as our parents, teachers, spouse, pastor, bosses, and above all, our Creator. Did you know there are over one hundred scriptures advising us to “fear God”? Oh, not in the tremble-from-head-to-toe, wet-your-pants sense, but through awe and respect due to the sovereign, powerful, almighty Commander of our universe.
More about each of these later, but the point I want to make for now is that all fears are not created equal. And they’re not all bad.