Posts Tagged ‘ Fear the Lord ’

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 that God’s wrath and eternal power is revealed in all nature should push us to repentance and help us to truly understand our world.

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: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18, ESV

Do we fear God? If we are still sinning intentionally, yes, because we may still be under His wrath. But by grace through faith, we are saved from His wrath because of His love, so we no longer have reason to fear His wrath or anything else in this world.

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?

VerseD: Psalm 2:11

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:11, ESV

We must remember that our God is holy and just, that He does not abide sin.

Yes, He has saved us through Christ, but we also work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12) and examine and test yourself to see if you are in the faith (2 Cor. 13:5).

Then we can rejoice.

VerseD: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18, ESV

We should come to Christ because of the fear of our sin falling under God’s wrath. Yet, that fear is washed away with our sin by the blood of Jesus!

Versed: Proverbs 1:7

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

A fool hates hearing they are wrong. Jesus revealed the truth of God, and none of us were right.

Will you listen to Him?

VerseD: Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
Proverbs 3:7, ESV

Do not assume you know more than God or that He lacks understanding. Realize your need for His grace and forgiveness, that His way is right, and that your life is in His hands.

VerseD: Psalm 2:11

Worship the Lord with reverence And rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:11, NASB

God is so much more powerful than we could ever imagine, and holier than we could ever understand.

Realize how your sin has affected your relationship with Him, and you will tremble before Him. Realize how His grace has saved you, and you will ever remain in awe of Him.

VerseD: Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,
Isaiah 29:13, ESV

Do not worry about what the majority says, and traditions can be good. But if anything contradicts His Word or leads people into temptation and sin, it is our fearing men and their teachings.

We must rely on the Word of God.