Posts Tagged ‘ Fear of the Lord ’

VerseD: Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7, ESV

We like to think we know enough or can figure everything out ourselves, but if we don’t start with God, knowing He has a standard that we fail to meet without Him, we are fools. Yet God can make us wise and loving if we trust in Him.

VerseD: Psalm 103:13

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Psalm 103:13, ESV

We must realize we have rebelled against God and deserve His wrath, turning from sin and having His Holy Spirit change our thinking. Then we will find the immeasurable love and compassion of our Father in heaven.

VerseD: 2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15, ESV

Do we interpret the Bible and the Gospel to benefit our lives now, or do we see the need to faithfully interpret for the benefit and salvation of others?

Do we read it merely as about how great we are or as about how great God is and the world’s need for His truth?

VerseD: Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7, ESV

We cannot know God if we do not know about who He is. We must remember first that He is a God of wrath who must punish sin, then we can know the God of grace and forgiveness.

Then we can begin to rightly understand our world and ourselves.

VerseD: Proverbs 22:4

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 22:4, ESV

The Bible does not necessarily promise riches, honor, and life in this life. It is clear that we definitely inherit the richness of righteousness, the honor of the King of Creation, and eternal life in Christ.

VerseD: Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Proverbs 29:25, ESV

What can people do to you that is so bad? At worst, they kill. At best, they make us happy.
Only God can give us eternal life and peace through Christ.

VerseD: Proverbs 9:10

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

Knowing our Creator and His wrath against sin leads us to understanding this world and our need for His forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ.

VerseD: Proverbs 9:10

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

No matter how smart or wise a person may be, true wisdom and knowledge comes from God and knowing Him. Peace of mind is found in Christ alone, knowing we are His and free from wrath.

VerseD: Psalm 19:9-10

the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
Psalm 19:9‭-‬10, ESV

We begin fearing the One whonwill judge our souls, then we stand in awe of His love, grace, mercy, and power.
We should have a desire to read His Word.

VerseD: John 14:1

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
John 14:1, ESV

Do you focus more on your problems or on Christ and His promises? Do you believe God is greater than your problems? Do you trust Christ?