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.
“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. “
The original word translated as “fear” in each of the scriptures you noted can be translated as “reverence.” Look it up.
Fear, like the doubt in Peter when he was walking on the water, will cause one to sink away from God.
In demons it is the fear of God that causes them to run. Demons had to obey Jesus out of fear as they thought His Love would kill them, just as the eunuchs were killed when they touched the ark of the covenant. If you fear God, then there must be a demon in you that creates the fear! Luke 8:37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.
I have no fear of God and I never will as fear would cause me to run from, rather than embrace God.
Fear shuts down the heart, Love opens the heart. I prefer to be open and allow the Holy Spirit to flow into me.
Do you fear your wife or love her? It’s virtually impossible to do both at the same time unless you really don’t understand LOVE.
When Jesus heard this, he replied, Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved.
Fear of the Lord is a good starting point but RG III also needs to fear the legacy of Vinnie Cerrato i.e. the fact that the deadskins don’t have anything much resembling an offensive line and have ruined two other franchise QBs over the last dozen years or so. If he’s very lucky he can hope to stay healthy until Shnahan and Bruce Allen can get a real line in front of him and one or two decent receivers.
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It just goes to show you how woefully inadequate language is. Our relationship with the Creator of the Universe cannot be contained in a single word. We need a panoply. In no particular order (and even this does not exhaust it):
Inwardly, he seems to have his head straight.
Thank you all very much!!
Woo hoo!! And now less than $1.9k to go!! We can do this.
Let's put this baby to bed!!
Oh, I am quite familiar with the Hebrew word "yir'ah" (yr'h) and while reverance is an included aspect it is still properly translated as fear and included fear as traditionally understood. See: Ex 20:20 when Moses tells the scared people "Do not fear" - same word. This is why it is translated as fear in the KJV, NIV, ESV, NASB and RSV. I imagine the same is true with the Catholic translations also but I'm not really as well read in DR or NAB as I am in the others.
That is NT and the quotes everyone has been referring to are OT. Even the NT word you cite, Fear is the primary meaning and reverance is a secondary meaning thus, the number "2" in your lexicon cite. You conveniently the the "1" primary meaning out.
The true God. Which science?
“Fear” as it’s translated from all 4 of the Hebrew Biblical texts that I own.
I fear God so that I fear all else less.
Fear of the Lord is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It has been described:
Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe): With the gift of fear of the Lord we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire: perfect knowledge, perfect goodness, perfect power, and perfect love. This gift is described by Aquinas as a fear of separating oneself from God. He describes the gift as a “filial fear,” like a child’s fear of offending his father, rather than a “servile fear,” that is, a fear of punishment. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Prov 1:7) because it puts our mindset in correct location with respect to God: we are the finite, dependent creatures, and He is the infinite, all-powerful Creator.
This is a good man here. A role model. If he setes down and becomes a pocket passer like Brady or Peyton Manning - he’ll make Canton easily
I was taught it’s reverential fear, like that of a young son to his father. Because, after all, what else is the relationship but a young son (or daughter) to their Father, in Heaven?
Experiencing the Divine Treasure on almost daily basis, I can say that it is total bliss. It is Love beyond words. It brings tears to my eyes, every time I experience it. It feels like a starburst of light from my inner being that just radiates out in all directions. The liquid light feels as though it will lift me through the ceiling. If someone offered me a million dollars to give up the experience one time, I would just laugh at them.
It is absolutely unfathomable to have one iota of fear while experiencing His Love. It is just not possible. It’s the reason that the fruits of His Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness. Even death is a mere bump on the path when filled with the Holy Spirit. While I slip and fall often, He keeps picking me up again and again, in spite of me.
I first experienced this in 1988 when I died from meningitis, crossed over and came back here to earth again. I didn’t want to return, but had no choice. It’s been with me much of the time ever since. I’m a Christian, and often find that Bible scriptures I have never read, are learned by listening to the words coming out of my mouth. It’s not me. It is done through me.
Ever since my NDE, I feel people’s prayers, often even when I have never met the person or am not even near them. Quite a few years ago I was guided to go to a Carmelite monastery for a few days by myself for silent meditation, prayer and inner guidance. I’m not Catholic, and never have been, but I do have a lot of respect for the writings of St, Theresa of Avila, the founder of the Carmelite Order. At 7:15 a.m. the morning I was to show up at the monastery, I felt a strong prayer being said for me but didn’t recognize the source. I drove the twenty miles to the monastery later that morning and was greeted by an old nun whom I had never met prior. As soon as I walked up to her, I felt her energy and recognized the source of the early morning prayer.
I said to her, “Thank you for the prayer you said for me this morning at 7:15.” She looked at me surprised and responded, “That’s exactly when I said my prayers.” To which I replied, “I know, I felt them and know that they were heard above.”
This type of situation happens to me all the time, all over the world, even with total strangers. It’s not me. Thus my comments on this thread are much more based upon actual experiences than they are supporting scripture.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.
What this means is fear of God's laws is the beginning of wisdom. The lesson here is obey God's laws and you will have a better happier life. Don't defy the laws of gravity (jump off a cliff) and don't defy God's laws. Seems straightforward to me
Yes, God is love. And because we can trust in Him, we should fear no man, and fear no situation.
Scripture also clearly tells us — in dozens and dozens of passages — that we are to fear Him.
Are you saying that we should discard those passages that instruct us to fear God? Or will you do the hard work of trying to figure out what Scripture means when it instructs us to fear God?
Fear, awe and humility are the appropriate responses to that realization and the first step across the yawning gap.