Fear the Lord

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

Psalms 25:12-13 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
His soul will abide in prosperity,
And his descendants will inherit the land.

Psalms 33:18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope for His lovingkindness,

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

There are seven major blessings that come into the life of a person who fears the Lord in these four passages alone, and if you look up all the references to fearing the Lord you will discover at least another 30 significant blessings.

Not many people fear the Lord today, and therefore they forfiet all the blessings that God would love to give to them.

People ask me all the time what the Bible means when it says, “fear God,” and I say, “fear God.” Jesus said this about fearing God,

Luke 12:5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Hebrews 10:30-31 The Lord will judge His people. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

2 Corinthians 5:10-11 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.
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord,

Revelation 14:7 and the angel said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come;

To fear God is to know that we will be judged by God. Those who are not followers of Jesus will be judged at the “Great White Throne Judgment” and if their name is not written in the book of life they will be cast into hell, the lake of fire, forever. Those of us who love Jesus will be judged at the “judgment Seat of Christ” and we will be rewarded by Jesus for all that we have done for Him in this life. Many will have few to no rewards. There will be a big difference between those with no rewards and those with great rewards in eternity forever.

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