“Fear of the Lord” is a phrase we find frequently in the Old Testament. Does it mean that we should be frightened of God? No.
“Fear of the Lord” gradually became a standard phrase for a good relationship with God. A good relationship begins with a reverent sense that God is so powerful and righteous that we dare not take Him lightly. But it goes on from awe to a sense of deep security, as Psalm 34 demonstrates.
The Fear of the Lord
For the believer, the fear of God is reverence of God. Hebrews 12:28-29 is a good description of this fear. It’s a combination of reverence and awe.
Believers are not to be scared of God. We…
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