Fear – productive & destructive
Proverbs 1-3/Revelation 19-22
1:1-7 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings. Through these proverbs, people will receive instruction in discipline, good conduct, and doing what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will make the simpleminded clever. They will give knowledge and purpose to young people. Let those who are wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. And let those who understand receive guidance by exploring the depth of meaning in these proverbs, parables, wise sayings, and riddles. Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.
19:11 Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. And the one sitting on the horse was named Faithful and True. For he judges fairly and then goes to war.
:16 On his robe and thigh was written this title: King of kings and Lord of lords.
OT Flash Points
The beginning of knowledge is the fear of the Lord
Wisdom & honor may end fear of the Lord
NT Flash Points
All the dead brought before the court
Names checked in the Book of Life
If name is not there – Second Death
New Jerusalem described
Capital of the New Earth
Well-placed fear will certainly saved lives, even ours