The Fear of God -tf

Malachi 1:6 ". . . if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord. . . ."

3:5 ". . . and I will be a swift witness against . . . those that . . . fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts."

Ecclesiastes 12:13 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments. . . ."

(You will have to learn to fear and love the Lord.)

Psalm 111:10 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. . . ."

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

19:23 "The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil."

Leviticus 19:14-18 [If you fear God you won't do these things.]

Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ". . . and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me. . . ."

v. 24 "For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God." (That's just old testament, right?)

Ø Hebrews 12:28-29 ". . . let us . . . serve God . . . with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire."

5:22-29 "O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always. . . ."

Psalm 2:11 "Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling." (That's just old testament, right?)

Ø Philippians 2:12 ". . . work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."

Ø 1st Corinthians 2:1-4 ". . . in . . . fear, and in much trembling. . . . my preaching was . . . in . . . power. . . ."

19:9 "The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever. . . ."

33:6-10 "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . . . Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him."

34:9 "O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him."

89:6-7 "God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him." (Try to tell that to the typical modern ecumenical "Christian.")

QUESTION: Why do sissy "Christians" in this context always refer to:

1st John 4:18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."

ANSWER: Because they are afraid of absolutely everything EXCEPT the Lord!

Isaiah 8:12-14 "Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread."

(1) This kind of fear does not mean "like respect"!

(2) This kind of fear is a totally healthy and sane reaction to the knowledge of the true Lord God Almighty.

(3) This kind of fear is NOT "done away with in the new testament."

1st Chronicles 16:25-33 "For great is the Lord, and . . . he also is to be feared above all gods."

(The people fear other gods, but not the Lord!)

2nd Kings 17:7-20 [Israel was like this.]

vs. 28-41 [Israel's Gentile replacements were just the same.]

Jeremiah 32:40 ". . . I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me."

The Fear Of Men (in opposition to the fear of God)

Isaiah 51:7 "Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings."

New Testament (and nothing has changed)

Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."

[If He is still the same, why would you think that the fear of him should not still be the same?]

Luke 5:18-26 ". . . they glorified God, and were filled with fear. . . ." (This was a GOOD thing!)

7:11-16 "And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God. . . ."

12:4-5 "But I will forwarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." (The same is in Matthew 10:28)

Acts 9:31 ". . . the churches . . . walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied."

13:13-16 "Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience."

Romans 3:10-18 ". . . There is no fear of God before their eyes." (concerning the enemies of God)

2nd Corinthians 7:1 ". . . let us cleanse ourselves . . . perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

Ephesians 5:8-21 "Wherefore be ye not unwise. . . Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God."

1st Timothy 5:20 "Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear." (This is a GOOD thing!)

Hebrews 4:1-2 The FEAR of God and the FAITH of God go together just fine!

10:31 "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

11:7 Noah was warned by faith but he was MOVED with fear, and that was a good thing!

1st Peter 2:17 "Fear God."

Revelation 11:18 ". . . thou shouldest give reward unto . . . them that fear thy name. . . ."

14:7 "Fear God, and give glory to him. . . ."

15:4 "Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name?" (Answer: fools and lost people)

19:5 "Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him. . . ."

13:4 Yet the people say, "Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"

Malachi 4:1-3 "But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings. . . ."