Promises to Those Who Fear God
The Good Effects of This State of Mind
Indications of This Affection
Warning to the Fearless
A Mistaken Form of Fear
1. The Injunction
2:11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with
6:13 You must fear the Lord your God and serve him. When you take an
oath, you must use only his name.
2. Promises to Those Who
31:19 How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear
you. You lavish it on those who come to you for
protection, blessing them before the watching world.
103:11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great
as the height of the heavens above the earth.
1:50 He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear
3. The Good Effects of
This State of Mind
9:10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of
wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
16:6 Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By
fearing the Lord, people avoid evil.
19:23 Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and
protection from harm.
4. Indications of This
14:2 Those who follow the right path fear the Lord; those who take
the wrong path despise him.
8:13 All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I
hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech.
5. Warning to the Fearless
28:14 Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are
headed for serious trouble.
Corinthians 10:12 If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to
6. A Mistaken Form of Fear
John 4:17-18 And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we
will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence
because we live like Jesus here in this world.
18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all
fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we
have not fully experienced his perfect love.
from the Dixon
from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
modified by HKM 09/25/2010