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  1. Reverence to God I. Reverence in the Old Testament. A. Children were to revere their parents (Leviticus 19:1-3). 1. “Revere” Heb. ar$y(( yare’ “to fear, revere, be afraid” (Gesenius).

  2. Reverence to God I. Reverence in the Old Testament. B. Israel was to revere the Lord's sanctuary (Leviticus 19:30). 1. The church is now the sanctuary of God (Ephesians 2:19-22).

  3. Reverence to God I. Reverence in the Old Testament. C. In the assembly He is to be feared and held in reverence (Psalm 89:5-7). 1. The assembly of the church is parallel to the assembly of Israel.

  4. Reverence to God I. Reverence in the Old Testament. D. There is a reverence that we should maintain at all times - (Proverbs 28:14). 1. “Reverent” Heb. dj1P2pachad“to fear, tremble, revere, dread, be in awe 2. Such a person is “happy” Heb. rv8a2 ‘esher “blessed, happy” (Gesenius).

  5. Reverence to God I. Reverence in the Old Testament. E. God was unhappy with the failure to show Him reverence (Malachi 1:6-8). F. God set up the priests to fear Him and hold him in reverence (Malachi 2:1-9). 1. Christians are priests offering up spiritual sacrifices (I Peter 2:1-5).

  6. Reverence to God II. Reverence in the New Testament. A. Christians are to live with all… (I Timothy 2:1-4). 1. “Godliness” Gr. eés¡beiaeusebeia - eu “good” + sebomai “worship, revere” (Thayer). 2. And “reverence” Gr. semnñthw semnotes “gravity, KJV honesty, the characteristic of a thing or person which entitles to reverence and respect, dignity, majesty, sanctity” (Thayer).

  7. Reverence to God II. Reverence in the New Testament. B. Elders, deacons (and deacons wives) are to be reverent (I Timothy 3:4; 3:8). C. Older men, women and young men are to be reverent (Titus 2:2-7). D. Acceptable service to God is reverent and with “godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28; cf. II Corinthians 7:10).

  8. Reverence to God How Do We Show Reverence? • Our Attitude • Our Focus • Giving Our Best