THE FEAR OF THE LORD

“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge.” Proverbs 14:26

Throughout the book of Proverbs, we read numerous references to the fear of the Lord (appropriate respect and reverence). Among other things, here are some things King Solomon mentions:

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. (Prov. 1:7)
  • The fear of the Lord goes hand-in-hand with departing from sin. (Prov. 13)
  • The fear of the Lord motivates us to walk in uprightness. (Prov. 14:2)
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Prov. 9:10)
  • The fear of the Lord prolongs our days. (Prov. 10:27)
  • The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life. (Prov. 14:27)
  • The fear of the Lord is the source of strong confidence. (Prov. 14:26)

Meditating on these beneficial advantages, we ask ourselves: “Why would I NOT choose to fear the Lord?”

Prayer: Lord, give us the grace to reverence You, stand in awe of you and give You the appropriate respect you deserve. Let that guide our activities, plans, thoughts and attitudes. Amen!

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One Response to THE FEAR OF THE LORD

  1. Peg says:

    That is so true. The fear of the LORD is a positive in our lives. It’s so sad that so many consider “the fear of the LORD” as a negative aspect. Thanks for your thoughts.

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