FEAR THE LORD!

 FEAR THE LORD!

Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding. —Job 28:28

Now let the fear of the LORD be on you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery. —II Chronicles 19:7

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. —Psalm 19:9

Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord. —Proverbs 1:28-29

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. —Proverbs 1:7

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. —Proverbs 2:1—5

To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. —Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. –Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. —Proverbs 14:27

Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor. —Proverbs 15:33

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. —Proverbs 16:6

Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials. —Proverbs 24:21

Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. —II Corinthians 5:11

            The “fear of the Lord” is:

  • Wisdom— understanding that causes a departure from evil, a hating of evil and an avoidance of evil
  • Judging right— no injustice or partiality or bribery
  • Pure and endures forever
  • Knowledge loving
  • Instruction loving
  • Knowledge of God and understanding
  • A fountain of life to escape the snares of death
  • Not Rebellious
  • Persuades others

Now I have to ask myself, do I fear the Lord as I should? Do I become overwhelmed with His awesomeness? Am I astounded by Him? Am I awed as to Who He is? Is He truly the top love of my life? Do my actions prove that I have a proper fear of Him? Do my words and actions bear evidence that I truly acknowledge who He is? Is my life lining up with His desires? May it be so!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8Qby8TKLME&t=3s

Dear Father may my life bear evidence that I love You and have the proper fear of You. Thank You that this is not a cowering fear, but a fear that desires to imitate You, be a pattern after You. May I do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.   So be it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EePCIVJLIbk

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