Week 3 of the The Grid of Truth Bible course tackles the topic of fear. Scripture references fear of God and fear of man. It is important for the Christian to understand the true meaning of the fear of God and its’ important role in the believer’s faith. It is also important to understand the emotion of fear from a human perspective, and how to biblically process fear through a Scriptural lens in order to prevent ourselves from being trapped by fear. We invite you to walk with us through this Bible study on fear.
Download the class notes here.
Download the Grid of Truth worksheet here. Process the case study in the class notes through the exegetical and hermeneutical process, and your biblical understanding of the fear of God and the fear of man. When you are doing a Bible study on fear, it is important to look at the Scripture in historical and social context, as well as research what the meaning of the word is in the original language it was written in. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Greek. You will be surprised as you uncover original meanings of words and blessed by how it impacts your understanding of the passage of Scripture you are studying. The same is true of digging in to identify the author, the audience, and the historical and social context of the passage. Context is so important to understand the true meaning of Scripture. Remember, that as you move forward in the hermeneutical process to apply the Scripture in the here and now, Scripture cannot mean now what it did not mean then. And of course, as you study, be in prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal Truth, as Scripture tells us that the Word of God is living and active, and that God reveals Truth to those who seek it.
About the Professor – Vickie Isaac, M.Ed. has served as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University and Colorado Christian University. She currently serves as the Director of Equip, the Adult Education ministry at Reunion Community Church.