Fear of the Lord pt. 1: Foundations

Isaiah 33:6 And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the Lord is his treasure.

 

Prov 2:4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the Lord And discover the knowledge of God.

 

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever

 

Psalm 25:12 Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

 

14 The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.

 

Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.

 

9 O fear the Lord, you His saints; For to those who fear Him there is no want.

 

11 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.  (AFFECTS WHAT SAY – 12-13)

 

Prov 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 

Prov 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

 

Prov 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

 

Prov 19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.

 

Prov 23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the Lord always.

 

Amp Prov 28:14 Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is the man who reverently and worshipfully fears [the Lord] at all times [regardless of circumstances]

 

Prov 31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

 

Psalm 147:11 The Lord favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

 

REQUIREMENT FOR LEADERSHIP

Exodus 18:21 Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders

 

Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

3 And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,

 

Heb 5:7 In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.

 

KJV Because of his godly fear

NLT because of his deep reverence for God.

 

REVERANCE IS A RESPONSE TO A REVELATION OF GOD

 

AWE, MAJESTY AND POWER

IT’S A WHOLESOME DREAD OF DISPLEASING HIM

IT IS A CONSTANT AWARENESS OF MY ACCOUNTABILITY TO GOD.

IT IS A SUBMISSIVENESS TOWARDS HIM… HUMILITY

 

Heb 12:28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

 

AMP Eccl 12:13 All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

 

NEW TESTAMENT

 

Acts 9:31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.

 

2 Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men

 

2 Cor 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.