But you, you are to be feared! Who can stand before you when once your anger is roused? —Psalm 76:7

And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord–that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” —Job 28:28

The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever… —Psalm19:9

“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

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

Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. —Proverb 15:16

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

Jesus said, “But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him” (Luke 12:5).  The fear of the Lord 1- understands His wrath to come 2- gives wisdom 3- causes one to depart from evil 4- causes holiness which endures forever 5- gives a love for knowledge 6- hates evil— pride, arrogance, evil behavior, perverse speech 6- gives wisdom and the beginning of knowledge 7- is a fountain of life 8- is better than great wealth 9- brings humility 10- avoids evil 11- won’t join with rebellious officials 12- will persuade others.     

Do you and I truly fear the Lord?  If I truly “fear the Lord” then my life will be impacted, transformed and I will have a great desire to share the gospel with others so they will not experience the “wrath of God” by being thrown into hell.  So… do I really fear the Lord?

Dear Father may I truly fear You and live according to Your desires and warn others of Your wrath to come.  May it be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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