Is fear a good or bad thing? The Bible tells us not to be afraid, but it also tells us to fear God.
The fear of God begins with his holiness. Chuck and Aaron talk about the possibility that the reason why we humans struggle with the notion of fearing God is that we aren’t enough in his presence. And this is the foundation of the healthy, biblical fear of God: recognizing that the things we’re afraid of and the things we’re afraid of losing have a god-like power over us which should only belong to the One whose loss would be truly devastating. In this sense, fearing God is a way of trusting and loving him above all things.