Fear of the Lord: Lost Without a Compass

The fear of the Lord is the "magnetic north" of wisdom. If it is rejected a tragic process begins which is like getting lost without a compass. If we return to Him then wisdom begins to flow again!

At the very center of every person, where the knowledge of God, if it is to have any positive effects, must be embraced, there has settled a darkness- a darkness that only the light of the gospel can penetrate.
— Douglas Moo, Romans, p. 107

Romans 1:18-32
Proverbs 9:10
Proverbs 1:7
Psalm 2:10-12

Sermon Discussion Questions:

  • What are some examples given of the foolish thinking of this age?

  • Why is there no real atheists?

  • What is the process that begins when people suppress the truth in unrighteousness?

  • Why is it so tragic if God says "OK go ahead, but I warned you."

  • How does the fear of the Lord cause wisdom to flow back into a persons life?

  • Do you have an infinite amount of "likes"?!!!