The awe that a person ought to have before God (Prov 5:7
; Eccl 12:13
). As such it can be said to constitute “true religion” (Ps 34:11
). This “fear of the Lord” is represented by the “fear and trembling” with which Paul exhorts the Philippians to work out their salvation (Phil 2:12
). It describes the piety of the growing church in (Acts 9:31
). However, it may also carry overtones of judgment (2Cor 5:11
; 1Pet 1:17
7And now, my child, listen to me,
and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
13The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone.
11Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Shining as Lights in the World
12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out yo ... View more
31Meanwhile the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and was built up. Living in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, ... View more
The Ministry of Reconciliation
11Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we ... View more
17If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile.