Fear Factor, Part 1

At the beginning of chapter 5 of Ecclesiastes, Solomon “takes a commercial break” to help us to know and focus on the foundation for all of the wisdom that he has been giving us thus far — that being the fear of God. In this week’s sermon, Pastor Sonny explains exactly what the fear of God means, and how we should fear God, by seeing Him for who He really is and worshipping Him rightly.

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.
When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands? For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.

 ‭ – Ecclesiastes 5:1–7