Fear of The Lord



Fear of the Lord 

leads to -  Abundant Life!

Blessed is every one

that feareth the Lord;

that walketh in his ways.

Psalm 128:1 


Let us have grace whereby we may serve

God acceptably

with reverence AND godly fear.

Romans 12:28 b KJV

This page has videos

 - and some teaching from me - 

that all work together

to give greater understanding


this important topic.


Why should I spend time on this page?


Understanding this topic

and acting on this topic




(among other blessings!)

Fear of the Lord

is a phrase


stands for

a way of looking at God


interacting with God.

It includes

a way of living our life

with the awareness of the seriousness

of the Words 

that God puts in the Bible - 

both the

enjoyable words



judgment words that are linked to sin.

Many Bible verses give us warnings

and if we have a


Fear of the Lord,

we will heed the warnings. 


Proverbs 1:29-31 

tell of those who have no 

Fear of the Lord

And [they] did not choose the fear of the Lord,

 They would have none of my counsel

And despised my [wisdom's] every rebuke.


they shall eat the fruit of their own way,

Proverbs 1:29-31 NKJV

Also see Romans 3:18, Psalm 36:1, Jeremiah 44:10 
And many more - https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/No-Fear-Of-God

Below we present


that give a greater understanding,

I am not endorsing this speaker...

Just this video from him. 

From the above video:

When you walk in the Fear of the Lord, it protects you from:

Traps of the enemy... and...

The favor of the Lord is on you.

Let's Build

on the above video

and gain

More understanding

John Bevere shares beautiful


important points. 

This section is based on the above video. . .

The Fear of the Lord

brings intimacy with God.

The person who is scared of God has something to hide.

For example: As soon as Adam sinned, he hid from God.

The person who has a


- Fear of the Lord - 


nothing to hide from God.

The person who has a healthy

Fear of the Lord

is scared to be away from the Lord.

To that person,

God is his best friend.

So that person is terrified to be away from God -

to be separated (even a little) from God. 

That person is more scared to be distant from God than he is scared of anything else. 

When we fear God in a healthy way,

we venerate him

(honor, respect, revere, value, stand in awe of him)

more than anyone or anything.

When we do that,

we will love what he loves,

and we will hate what he hates.


What is important to God


important to us.


What is not so important to God


not so important to us.

When we fear God,

we take on his heart. 

Our heart becomes more like him.

Those who fear the Lord, hate evil. Why? Because God hates evil...... We need to learn to hate sin like God hates sin.

God loves sinners but hates sin. So we love sinners and hate sin.

We also hate sin in our own life -  not just in the lives of others. We hate sin in our life and work to root it out.



The more you know


the more you want

his presence in your daily life

and the more you desire

intimacy with him.

The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him,

in those that hope in his mercy.

Psalm 147:11 KJV


is the same verse in the AMP version:

The Lord favors those


fear and worship


[with awe-inspired reverence and obedience],

Those who wait 

for His

mercy and lovingkindness.

Psalm 147:11 AMP


Another Aspect

An aspect of the understanding

of the

Fear of the Lord


in this definition....

Fear of the Lord


Fear that God's Word will come true.

* * *


God's Word has truth

that is scary for those who live in opposition to God.


Those who fear God,

realize that they need to protect themselves

from wandering away from God

and getting lukewarm toward God.


That even though God forgives sins if we ask sincerely,

there are


consequences for sin.


there are definitely


for continually living in opposition

to God's Word.


who do not fear God

avoid thinking about the


for their actions.


Feeling Fear

Healthy Feelings of Fear

There are


Feelings of Fear

that come with


Fear of God

For example:

If you are living in sinful rebellion,
then you should feel fear.

When a person has a 


Fear of the Lord

it will keep him or her

  away from evil.

And a healthy

Fear of God 

reminds us

of potential consequences to our actions.

We grow in wisdom

when we realize that

if we do NOT

have a healthy fear of God,

we will experience negative consequences.

So if we HAVE a healthy fear of God,

we will have certain fears ...

These fears are not

"shaking in our boots"


These are like the fear that we have
we think
touching a hot stove.

Our awareness

of the consequences of touching
a hot stove
gives us fear
just like
our awareness to the consequences of sin
gives us fear.

So we wisely have these fears:

Fear of a loss of intimacy with God.

Because we value deep intimacy with God. 

Therefore, we lovingly and carefully listen for God's guiding voice.

Fear of hurting the heart of God.

Because we love him and therefore, we don't want to hurt him.

Therefore, we put forth effort to obey God and make obedience a priority.

Fear of the negative consequences that we must face when we sin.

Because we don't want to suffer.

Therefore, we put forth effort and try to obey God.

Fear that if our loved ones do not have a healthy fear of God, they will be very vulnerable to sin.

Because we don't want our loved ones to suffer.

Therefore.... our fear propels us to pray for our loved ones, and it propels us to teach our children and grandchildren about properly fearing God.


a discussion about

Unhealthy Feelings of Fear of God. 

Here are three examples of 



Unhealthy Fear of God:

Afraid God is out to get you.

Afraid that God has turned his back on you.

Afraid God will not forgive you of your sins if you confess your sins and repent. (1 John 1:9)

All of the above green statements
are lies
people sometimes tell themselves
which leads to a feeling of

As long as we are still alive and breathing,

God welcomes us back into his arms.

(After death is too late.)


Healthy Fear of God

is the

Beginning of Wisdom

If you don't

have a healthy

Fear of the Lord,

you don't fully know him

for who he is.

The Fear of the Lord

brings restraint 

so we resist sinning.

It may help to think about this:

If a child has a


fear of parents and teachers,

it will keep him or her

from disobeying the rules.

In God's kingdom,

there are good consequences

for obeying

and negative consequences

for disobeying.

Fear of negative consequences

gives us respect for God

and keeps us from disobeying. 

Ecclesiastes 12:13 TLB


"Here is my final conclusion:

Fear God and obey his commandments,

for this is the entire duty of man."

In John 14:23

Jesus says

"If you love me,

you will keep my commandments."

And if we love God,

we will grow to love righteousness

and we will grow to hate sin.

(We will hate sinful acts not sinful people.)

Proverbs 8:13 NKJV


"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil."

As you grow in your fear of the Lord -

it means that you will grow

to hate evil (not people but evil deeds)

and you will grow to want holiness in your life.

Psalm 34:11 NKJV

Come, you children, listen to me;

I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

I urge you to look up that Scripture

and read what comes after 

verse 11.


Charles Stanley

gives us helpful insights.

Growing our Fear of the Lord

creates humility and other great blessings.

The video below 

gives some awesome insights.

More Inspiration

Fear of the Lord

includes a growing understanding of the

majesty, worth and value of God.


Fear of the World vs. Fear of God

which has more weight in your life?

 Some people have more

Fear of not pleasing people.

Other people have more

Fear that they might not please their Lord.

The Secret Path

God gives us the path to

The Fear of the Lord

in Proverbs chapter 2.

My son, if you receive my words,

And treasure my commands within you,

So that you incline your ear to wisdom,

And apply your heart to understanding;

Yes, if you cry out for discernment,

And lift up your voice for understanding,

If you seek her as silver,

And search for her as for hidden treasures;


you will understand


Fear of the Lord,

And find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:1-5 NKJV

The following video

teaches about

Proverbs chapter 2.

I found the following video

very inspirational and worthwhile.

I am glad that I listened to it.

Yet, the noise of the group he is speaking to are a


So be forewarned that there are distractions!

Let's listen to the Lord

and learn from him

with the holy and worthwhile purpose

of walking in

The Fear of the Lord.

Prayer for Walking with God

based on Proverbs 2

Loving Lord,

I want to walk closely with you.

I will daily give you priority in my life.

I will daily read the Bible.

I will receive and welcome your Words.

I will treasure and value your Instructions.

I will seek wisdom as I would seek silver.

I will search for wisdom as I would search for hidden treasure.

I will cry out to you to understand your will and your ways.

Lord, open my spiritual eyes and ears.

Teach me.

Guide me.  

Awaken my heart to you in a new and beautiful way.

In Jesus' name I pray,


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