What does it mean to FEAR GOD?
“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant” (Psalm 25:14).
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate” (Proverbs 7:13).
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).
“The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil” (Proverbs 19:23).
“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death” (Proverbs 14:27).
“The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
[IT IS GOOD THAT THOU SHOULDEST TAKE HOLD OF THIS]; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: [FOR HE THAT FEARETH GOD SHALL COME FORTH OF THEM ALL]” (Ecclesiastes 1:1, 7:15-18).
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: [FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN]. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14).
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 11:31).
“THE LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: [THE WORLD ALSO IS STABLISHED, THAT IT CANNOT BE MOVED].Thy throne is [ESTABLISHED OF OLD: THOU ART FROM EVERLASTING]” (Psalm 93:1-2).
“[FEAR BEFORE HIM, ALL THE EARTH]: [THE WORLD ALSO SHALL BE STABLE, THAT IT BE NOT MOVED]. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth” (1 Chronicles 16: 30-31).
Our Lord JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“[I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).