Fear is one of the strongest human emotions, and it is one that often baffles Christians.
When they turn to the Bible, the picture seems equally confusing: Is fear a good thing or a bad thing? While God commands his people to fear him, they are also told to fight fear. Michael Reeves brings clarity where there is confusion as he encourages readers to rejoice in the strange paradox that the gospel both frees them from sinful fear and leads them to godly fear. This book argues from Scripture that godly fear is the opposite of being afraid of God or his punishment, as if he were a tyrant. Instead, it is the intensity of the saints’ love for, delight in, and enjoyment of all that God is. Rejoice and Tremble examines what it looks like when a believer is filled with a right and healthy fear of God, and how this fear is the means by which the people of God exhibit to the world the divine qualities of holiness, blessedness, happiness, wholeness, and beauty as they point to Christ Jesus.
Chapter 1: Do Not Be Afraid! Chapter 2: Sinful Fear Chapter 3: Right Fear Chapter 4: Overwhelmed by the Creator Chapter 5: Overwhelmed by the Father Chapter 6: How to Grow in Fear Chapter 7: The Awesome Church Chapter 8: Eternal Ecstasy