“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;” Proverbs 1:7a
I often feel like I don’t have enough knowledge to talk to people about Jesus. Then, I receive reminders like the one above.
Yes, there are different approaches you can learn to talk to people about Jesus.
Yes, there are different questions you can start with to lead into a conversation about Jesus.
Yes, there are different places to meet people in order to proclaim Jesus.
But, there is no substitute for the fear of the Lord.
Talking to people about Jesus must start with the fear of the Lord. Without it, our hearts will be in the wrong place. We may be able to quote a Bible verse or two. We may be able to articulate a correct description of the gospel. But, if we don’t have a healthy fear of the Lord, then our witness is not going to last.
A lasting witness for Jesus begins with a healthy fear of Him!
My encouragement for us today: Build a healthy fear of Jesus into your Heart!
5 Steps for Building a Healthy Fear of Jesus into Your Heart:
- Read Your Bible Everyday
- Write Down One Way to Live Out Your Bible Reading Everyday
- Pray and Ask God to Help You Live for Him Everyday
- Try to Live Out That Day What Jesus Told You (Reference #2 & #3)
- Talk to People (Christian and Non-Christians) about Jesus Everyday