Eternally Transformed

Fear​​ GOD


Seek the Truth with all your heart. ​​​​ 


Fearing GOD​​ is often​​ mentioned in the Bible​​ and referred to and spoken of;​​ but ‘fear’ in this sense does not mean to be afraid;​​ but to revere,​​ obey, respect, honour, and glorify GOD and HIS​​ Name,​​ which leads to doing​​ everything GOD’s way and​​ following​​ GOD’s principles. This​​ ‘fear’​​ is to​​ hold GOD​​ in awesome respect,​​ respectful awe, and reverence. ​​ 


The other type of​​ fear which is being​​ frightened,​​ worried,​​ or stressed,​​ is​​ not meant at all in relationship to GOD.​​ ​​ It is the opposite of​​ faith, and​​ leads to stress, and​​ damages health. ​​​​ It is said that this kind of fear​​ is sinful because it is lack of trust in GOD, and​​ creates​​ obstacles and blockages, not a loving relationship. ​​ The only way to overcome it is to confront it for what it is, and draw on GOD’s strength.


Isaiah 41:10 ​​​​ ‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your ​​ GOD. ​​ I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with MY righteous right hand.’


Awesome respectful fear for GOD,​​ engenders love and faith,​​ and​​ a bridge to forever. ​​ ​​​​ 


Psalm 2:11 ​​​​ ‘Serve the LORD with fear (awesome respect) and rejoice with trembling.’


Psalm 12:1 ​​​​ ‘Praise the LORD. ​​ Blessed is the person who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in HIS​​ commands.’


Psalm 34:7 & 9 ​​​​ ‘The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear HIM, and HE​​ delivers them. ​​ Fear the LORD, you His saints (true followers), for those who fear HIM​​ lack nothing.’​​ 

Psalm 112:1-10 ​​​​ ‘Praise the LORD. ​​ Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in HIS commands. ​​ Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. ​​ Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. ​​ Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. ​​ Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.​​ Surely the righteous will never be shaken, they will be remembered forever. ​​ They will have no fear of bad​​ news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. ​​ Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. ​​ They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever;​​ their horn will be lifted high in honour.​​ The wicked will see and be saved, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.’

In the following, and similar contexts, ‘fear’ means​​ awesome respect’ and ‘respectful awe.

Psalm 128:1 ​​​​ ‘Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in HIS​​ ways.’

Psalm 145:19 ​​​​ ‘HE​​ fulfils​​ the desire of those who fear HIM; for HE​​ hears their cry and saves them.’

Job 28:28 ​​ ‘And HE (GOD) said to mankind, “The fear of the LORD​​ -​​ that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.”

Proverbs 1:7 ​​​​ ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.’

Proverbs 8:13 ​​ ‘To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behaviour and perverse speech.’

Proverbs 9:10 ​​ ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.’

Proverbs 14:2 ​​​​ ‘Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise HIM are devious in their ways.’

Proverbs 14:26-27 ​​ Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. ​​ The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.’

Proverbs 15:16 ​​​​ ‘Better a little with​​ the fear of the LORD than great​​ wealth with turmoil.’

Proverbs 15:33 ​​​​ ‘Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honour.’  ​​​​ 

Isaiah 41:10 ​​​​ ‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your GOD. ​​ I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with MY right hand.’

Romans 3:18 ​​​​ “There is no fear of GOD​​ before their eyes.”This is referring to people who do not hold GOD​​ in the right esteem; just as is said about a number of​​ churches,​​ and many ‘Christians’​​ today.

Philippians 2:12b ​​​​ ‘​​ -​​ continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.’

1 Peter 2:17 ​​​​ ‘Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear GOD, honour the king.’