Understanding the FEAR of God

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. —Ecclesiastes 12:13 Ray Stedman: Everything hangs upon that word, “Fear God.” I know that this is a difficult word for us to comprehend. Most of us think of it in terms of … More Understanding the FEAR of God

We all must fear. But if you fear God, you need fear no one and nothing else.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.Proverbs 9: 10  Randy Alcorn, of Eternal Perspective Ministries:   In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, volume I of The Chronicles of Narnia, one of the children asks Mr. and Mrs. Beaver about Aslan the … More We all must fear. But if you fear God, you need fear no one and nothing else.

Spurgeon: It is grace which leads the way to a holy regard of God, and a fear of grieving him

“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared” (Ps. 130:3-4). Sam Storms comments at EnjoyingGodMinistries.com: On first reading, something seems terribly askew. Would it not have made more sense for the psalmist to have said: “But with you there is justice, … More Spurgeon: It is grace which leads the way to a holy regard of God, and a fear of grieving him

It will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him.

Carrollton, Kentucky, was the site of one of the most deadly bus disasters in United States history. About 11:00 p.m.  on Saturday May 14, 1988, Larry Mahoney, a drunk driver in a pickup truck was traveling in the wrong direction on an interstate highway.  He collided head-on with a church youth group returning from a day at a theme park in their converted … More It will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him.