God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

What it Does and Doesn’t Mean to Be ‘God-Fearing’

People shouldn’t be afraid of God,

at least, not in the modern sense of the word. 

  • Too many so-called Christians have abused this idea and made God out to be some sort of short-fused monster who will smite sinners at a moment’s notice. This fear-mongering has turned a great many away from the faith, and has given many believers a wrong idea about the nature of salvation. Many of these Christians have to unlearn false depictions they learned about God because of this.
  • Nevertheless, in Scripture, we often run into phrases such as “the fear of the LORD” and verses that speak about “fearing” God in general. 
  • So do we have the picture wrong? Should we be “afraid” of God? Or does this phrase mean something else entirely?
  • In this article, we’ll dive into what the “fear of the Lord” is, or what it means to be “God-fearing” (and what it doesn’t mean). We’ll analyze some specific verses and show some practical ways to exercise the fear of the Lord.
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  • What Does it Mean to be God-Fearing? 
  • The Hebrew word for fear (yare’), in verses such as Deuteronomy 6:24, means “reverence” or “awe.” In a sense, it means to have a certain amount of respect for a powerful being.
  • This awe helps us to understand where we fall short as sinners as we stand in the presence of a holy and perfect God. 
  • Yare’ has positive connotations. We don’t really have a word for positive fear in the English language. When God asks us to “fear him” he doesn’t mean simply “be afraid of me.”
  • After all, we can point to dozens of verses where, when in the presence of a mighty being, people are told not to fear.
  • God-fearing reminds us why not to cave into our sinful nature, and helps lend its way to knowledge and wisdom (Proverbs 1:7).
  • The fear of the Lord goes beyond respect and awe, drawing us to him in repentance. It is a reminder of how much God hates sin and how, when we engage in sin, that we need to turn away from wrong actions and return to the path of righteousness. 
  • When we “fear” God, we recognize that we need to follow him because of his holiness and because of his aversion to sin. It serves as a reminder of his great power, his providence, and his providing a way for us to become sanctified to become more like him.
  • What Isn’t the Fear of the Lord?
  • Fear of the Lord does not mean fear of eternal punishment. If we have a saving relationship with God, we do not need to be afraid of him snatching it away from us at a moment’s notice, like a parent fed up with the disobedience with a child who says, “Never mind, no Christmas presents this year.”
  • John 10:27-30 says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
  • Fear of the Lord also doesn’t mean waiting around for God to smite us with some affliction or disease because we disobeyed him. Although sin has consequences, not every ailment and trial comes from sin. In fact, most don’t. 
  • Many of us have grown up with a false depiction of God’s judgment.
  • God hates sin, and we should most certainly think twice about deliberately going against his will. But when we fear God in the English sense, rather than the yare’ sense, we have a false picture of our Creator. 
  • Psalm 103:8 says, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
  • A fearsome god, in the English sense of the word, would have no patience, no mercy, and no steadfast love. Similar to the Greek gods, he would afflict humans on a whimsy for the merest slight, like Prometheus on the rocks. 
  • Instead, we have a God who hates sin, and a God who has mercy on us sinners. No wonder we stand in awe of him.
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  • What Does the Bible Say about Fear of the Lord and Being God-Fearing?
  • The word “fear” in conjunction with the Lord appears more than 300 times throughout the Bible. We have plenty of source material to draw from, but let’s analyze a few verses that talk about the fear of the Lord. 
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. – Proverbs 1:7
  • Fear of God gives us knowledge of the destruction of sin, of his character, and helps set us on the path of righteousness.
  • The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. – Ephesians 12:13
  • We have a duty to fear the Lord and keep his commandments. The fear reminds us of why we obey, because we want to not give in to our sinful nature. 
  • Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! – Psalm 33:8
  • All of creation fears the Lord. All stand in awe of his wondrous power, perfection, and might.
  • For more verses on the fear of the Lord, check out this resource here
  • 3 Ways to Be God-Fearing
  • The Bible makes it clear that we should fear the Lord, but how do we go about doing this? Human nature does not naturally stand in awe of God, and it often takes us five or so worship songs to get the picture.
  • So how does one practically be God-fearing”
  • First, we need to be aware of God’s presence and power.
  • None of us can truly wrap our minds around the nature of the Lord. We don’t have any other beings who can claim omnipotence, omnipresence, nor omniscience. Furthermore, we know no perfect humans here on earth, and so, we can only grasp so much of the concept of God’s power.
  • But the more we understand God, the more we understand his might and his hatred of sin. Although, yes, we do have a merciful God, this does not mean we can continue to sin so that grace may abound (Romans 6:1-2).
  • Secondly, we must acknowledge the grave nature of sin.
  • Even if we have a saving relationship with God, we cave to sin each day. Often we do so because we don’t understand the gravity of our actions nor the insidious nature of seemingly “harmless” sins. 
  • When we have an understanding of God’s hatred of sin, and we fear the Lord, we too can begin on the path of knowledge. We can grasp how sin destroys lives and rips them apart from the inside out.
  • Finally, we turn back to the path of righteousness.
  • Having an understanding of God’s holiness and his hatred of sin, and wanting to full-heartedly follow him, we turn away from sinful behaviors.
  • Conclusion
  • God is not some angry father carrying a baseball bat, ready to strike the moment we give into temptation. But he does hate sin.
  • When we acknowledge his power and stand in awe of him, we cannot help but see how the desires of this world pale in comparison to him. We fear him because of his power, his wrath, and his love, none of which are mutually exclusive.
  • Further Reading
  • What Does it Mean to Be a God-Fearing Christian?
  • What Is Blasphemy and Why Is it So Deadly?
    What Is Heresy?
    Heaven – What Is it like and Where Is it?
    Hell – 10 Things You Should Know
    What Is Atonement & Why Is it Necessary?
  • Predestination – Biblical Support & Facts
    The Trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit Explained
    What Is Salvation?
    The Holy Spirit
    What is Sin?

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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