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Fear And Reverence Leads to Obedience

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If you have no fear of God or an eternal life in Hell, why do we need to keep God’s word in our hearts?  Isaiah 50:10 “Who among you fears the LORD? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD And rely upon his God”  James 1:15″Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death”  Hebrews 10:31 “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”  God is our heavenly Father and like our own children who love us but fear our wrath and discipline when they do wrong, so should mankind be of a Holy God.  Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.

Modern mankind and Christians have no fear of the power of God to heal as well as punish their disobedience to God’s righteousness and ways found in His word.  Instead mankind places our reverence and faith into science, medicine, philosophies, careers and other things that make us confident in our own abilities.  The one thing we overlook, even in our churches, is the Fear of God.  Living a life without morals or values based upon the word of God has consequences for each of our choices and actions. We cannot praise God on Sunday morning and then get drunk watching football games with our friends on Sunday Afternoon.  We cannot receive God’s blessings and spend them upon ourselves in bigger more lavish houses, cars, jewelry, clothes when there are the hurting souls who need food, clothing and widows and children that need our assistance.  We cannot enjoy all of God’s mercies and then show no mercy or compassion to our fellow mankind.

The fear of God helps us to stay in the right perspective and walk in obedience, with reverence and gracious love for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.   Matthew 10:28″And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”  Sin destroys the soul much like addictions destroy the flesh.  We must be tempered by the fear of God and remember that sin has an eternal effect on our souls.  This perspective tells us that this moment of pleasure is a fleeting thing compared to all eternity. Psalm 89:7 “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints (CHURCHES), And to be held in reverence by all those around Him”

The bible tells us to have accountability partners to help us stand together and knell before God.  2 Corinthians 7:1 “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”  Ephesians 5:21 submitting to one another in the fear of God”  By men talking to men and women with women, we can help each other avoid sin and continue to walk in obedience and reverent fear of the Lord out of love and faith in His grace and mercies.   Walk, trust, believe and fear the Holiness of our God.

Psalm 36:1 “An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes”

Psalm 66:16 “Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul”

Deuteronomy 10:12“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul”

Psalm 61:5″For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name”

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, “Because I thought, surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will kill me on account of my wife.

Exodus 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive (Moses).

Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

Leviticus 19:32 ‘You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 6:2that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 8:6 “Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.

Deuteronomy 10:12 “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 14:23 And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

Deuteronomy 17:19And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes,

Deuteronomy 28:58 “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD,

Deuteronomy 31:12 Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all the words of this law,

Joshua 4:24 that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”

Joshua 24:14“Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!

1 Samuel 12:14If you fear the LORD and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the LORD your God.

2 Samuel 23:3The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: ‘He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God.

2 Kings 17:7For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods,

2 Kings 17:33 They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods—according to the rituals of the nations from among whom they were carried away.

2 Kings 17:39 But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”

1 Chronicles 28:20And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 19:7 Now therefore, let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes.”

2 Chronicles 20:29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel.

Nehemiah 5:9 Then I said, “What you are doing is not good. Should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and took from them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people, but I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

Nehemiah 7:2 that I gave the charge of Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the leader of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.

Psalm 14:5 There they are in great fear, For God is with the generation of the righteous.

Psalm 36:1 An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 55:19 God will hear, and afflict them, Even He who abides from of old. Selah Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God.

Psalm 61:5 For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.

Psalm 64:9 All men shall fear, And shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider His doing.

Psalm 67:7 God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him.

Proverbs 2:5  Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.

Isaiah 29:23 But when he sees his children, The work of My hands, in his midst, They will hallow My name, And hallow the Holy One of Jacob, And fear the God of Israel.

Isaiah 35:4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”

Isaiah 50:10 “Who among you fears the LORD? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD And rely upon his God.

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing That you have forsaken the LORD your God, And the fear of Me is not in you,” Says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jeremiah 5:24 They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.”

Jeremiah 49:5 Behold, I will bring fear upon you,” Says the Lord GOD of hosts, “From all those who are around you; You shall be driven out, everyone headlong, And no one will gather those who wander off.

Ezekiel 30:13 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will also destroy the idols, And cause the images to cease from Noph; There shall no longer be princes from the land of Egypt; I will put fear in the land of Egypt.

Daniel 6:26 I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end.

Hosea 3:5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days.

Jonah 1:9 So he said to them, “I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.”

Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent; They shall crawl from their holes like snakes of the earth. They shall be afraid of the LORD our God, And shall fear because of You.

Haggai 1:12 [ The People’s Obedience ] Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence of the LORD.

Matthew 10:27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.

Luke 12:4  “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Acts 10:22 And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”

Acts 13:26 “Men and brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation has been sent.

Romans 3:18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 7:11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

Ephesians 5:21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.

Colossians 3:22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Hebrews 5:7 who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear,

Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 11:7  By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Revelation 11:11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

Revelation 14:7  saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

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