– Episode 2037 –

Yes, Your Child Should Fear the Lord

A reverential fear of the Lord is the building block of a saving faith and sanctified life.  We must rightly teach our children to fear the Lord.  A fear that is reverential, filled with an awe of His glory and holiness.  A fear that leads them to the cross where grace and mercy abound, not away from it where the wrath of God will be justly poured out on unbelievers.


Segment 1 (0:00) – Todd explains why a fear of the Lord is the building block of our salvation and a contented life.  Your children should indeed fear the Lord.  This fear is not exclusive of love.  In fact, it is inclusive.  The fear of the Lord will lead them to the cross where mercy and grace abound, not away from it where the wrath of God will be poured out.

Segment 2 (9:46) – Todd explains how a loving christian parent can rightly teach their child to fear the Lord … a fear that is reverential, disciplinary, respectful, and full of awe for His glory and holiness.

Segment 3 (16:50) – Todd continues his explanation of how to rightly instill a fear of the Lord that is reverential.