The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. —Proverbs 8:13

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

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. —Psalm 111:10

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.  For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.  He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.  —Proverbs 2:1-8

The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. —Proverbs 10:27

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. —Proverbs 15:16

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

The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. —Proverbs 19:23

Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. —Proverbs 22:4

Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. —Proverbs 23:17

            The “fear of the Lord” is to have a proper perspective on Who He Is and who we are.  We should stand in reverent awe of our Lord.  Those who truly fear the Lord will have or be growing in their—

  • Hatred of evil, pride, arrogance, the way of evil and perverted speech
  • Wisdom and knowledge of God
  • Understanding
  • Recognizing knowledge comes from God
  • Knowing that following His Word gives good understanding
  • Love of wisdom and knowledge
  • Understanding that life can be extended
  • Being a fountain of life
  • Having little fearing the Lord is better than great wealth with turmoil
  • Avoiding evil
  • Contentment
  • Humility
  • Zeal for the Lord

Yes, a proper attitude toward our Lord will have a positive impact on a person life-long and they will be ready to meet their God.  Those who do not have a proper attitude toward our Lord will be motivated negatively and not be ready for when they meet God.  That will be horrible!  May you and I be ready to meet God!  Yes, Dear Father, may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of your Son Jesus— all for Your honor and glory! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ35aiGAchc


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