Friday, November 16, 2012 4:57 AM

The Fear of the Lord

Friday, November 16, 2012 4:57 AM
Friday, November 16, 2012 4:57 AM

The term ‘fear,’ which among the writers of the Old Testament so frequently expresses the religious principle generally, does not necessarily denote that apprehension of danger or of wrath, which the apostle tells us ‘perfect love casts out,’ but only that feeling of awe and reverence, which cannot be separated from the creature’s admiration of the Great God.[1]

Joshua4,24 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.

Job4.6 Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?

 Psalm36.1 Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes.

 Proverbs1.7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 Psalm19.9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever…

Psalm33.8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!

Proverbs8.13a The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.

 Proverbs2.5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

 Proverbs16.6 By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.

 1John4.18 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. 19 We love because he first loved us.

[1] Fry, J. (1827). A New Translation and Exposition of the Very Ancient Book of Job; With Notes, Explanatory and Philological (3). London: James Duncan.

« back