Dr. Mark Gignilliat – There’s Fear, and then there’s Fear

Dr. Mark Gignilliat – There’s Fear, and then there’s Fear

Psalm 112 tells us about two kinds of fear.

This chapter leans into both kinds, and it also tells us that these two fears cannot co-exist. They are like oil and water.

Everyone is fearing something. But the questions is:

  • what are we fearing?
  • and how is this fear shaping our lives?

Psalm 112 tells us, “Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in His commandments!…Light dawns in the darkness for the upright…He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. His heart is steady. He will not be afraid.”

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Dr. Mark Gignilliat is professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, where he teaches courses in Old Testament and Hebrew, and also serves as theologian in residence at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham. Dr. Gignilliat is married to Naomi, and they have four children.


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