Skip to comments.Redskins' Star QB On Coming To D.C.: 'I Fear God'
Posted on 11/30/2012 9:48:27 AM PST by CNSNews.com
In an interview with NBC Washington, NFL sensation Robert Griffin III ("RG3") told WRC-TV sports reporter Dan Hellie that his biggest fear coming to Washington, D.C. to be an NFL quarterback was God.
Hellie asked the Washington Redskins' star quarterback, "Everybody fears something. What was your biggest fear coming to Washington, D.C., to be an NFL quarterback?
"You try not to fear too many things. I fear God," Griffin responded.
"RG3" also told Hellie that he fears his parents saying, "you don't want to let people down, and some would say that's pressure, but I didn't fear it.
"I just wanted people to know that I don't plan on letting you guys down and I don't want to let anybody down, so that's why I work hard. That's why I believe in myself and I trust myself when I'm out there on the field."
Robert Griffin III was selected by the Redskins in the second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. Prior to the draft, Griffin played college football at Baylor University and won the Heisman Trophy in 2011.
I will never fear God. As God is Love and His perfect Love casts out all fear.
Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
“What was your biggest fear coming to Washington, D.C.?”
Possibly God’s wrath on Sodom!!!
“Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.”
Learning to “Fear” in order to know God and His wisdom is like saying it is good to crash into the highway guardrails as you now know what not to do in the future.
1 Peter 2:17
You may want to re-think your position.
Yes, we are to love God, who is Himself Love.
But we are also told to fear Him.
Contradiction? No. But you really need to dig into the biblical meaning of “fear” in order to understand that ...
RG3 sounds like a wise young man.
Your problem is with scripture. As noted above "The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom" is a direct quote from the Psalms, Proverbs and the book of Ecclesiastes.
This is what Galatians 5 is about:
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
The Law is not removed, not one dot of it. But you follow the Law out of Love, not out of fear of retribution or abandonment.
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While the biblical meaning is larger than the traditional, contemporary meaning is does include the traditional, contemporary meaning.
Because they do not change,
Therefore they do not fear God.
In the third grade, preparing for Confirmation, I learned that ‘Fear of the Lord’ was fearing to do anything to injure my relationship with God.
I will check each of them. I expect the original Greek or Hebrew word translates to “Reverence” rather than fear.
You cannot discard Scripture passages that you don’t like. Scripture says plainly:
“You who fear the Lord, praise him!”
“The Lord confides in those who fear him”
“Let all the earth fear the Lord”
“For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.”
“My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge”
“To fear the Lord is to hate evil”
“A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil”
“Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.”
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
... and so on ...
It appears contradictory to both love and fear the Lord. But wrestle with this tension, rather than discard it.
I agree with you.