Do You Fear God
ECCLESSIASTES 8:12 Though a sinner does evil a hundred times,and his days are prolonged,yet I surely know that it will be well with those who FEAR GOD, who fear before him.BUT it will not be well with the wicked,nor will he prolong his days,which are a shadow,because he does not FEAR before GOD.
---RICHARD on 8/21/10|
Yes, of course.
Christians follow Jesus Christ's example in showing 'God Fear'.
"...Because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, [a 'model' DBY] that you should follow in his steps." 1 Pet 2:21
"Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for his
godly fear." Heb 5:7 RSV, ASV, YNG
"...whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear". Heb 12:28
As footstep followers, why would Christ's disciples do anything less?
---scott on 8/20/10|
Yes. Woe be to those who don't. GOD KNOWS.
---Betty on 8/19/10|
All three is one God. Answer is, yes, with a reverential fear.
---catherine on 8/18/10|
I fear ( which is reverence to ) God. Matt.28 v 19 which Is Jesus Christ, The Almighty God.
---Lawrence on 8/17/10|
There is little fear(respect) of the Lord. One of the reasons is that people fear Heaven more than they do a place of punishment. You see, they fear perpetual dissatisfation or boredom more than pain. They liken their lives down here to punishment, but they find moments of relief within that punishment. If they "open up Heaven" and it's a disappointment, than they have nothing left and all hope is gone. Better to leave the box(Heaven) unopened than to open it up and be disappointed.
---stan on 7/7/08|
I just fear God. That is a reverential fear. I have come to realize that God is God, and He can stay or He can leave. This causes me to tremble.
---catherine on 7/7/08|
yes~# Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.His praise endures forever.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction, He will not be visited with evil.Isaiah 33:6
Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, And the strength of salvation, The fear of the LORD is His treasure.
---Paul on 7/6/08|
Paul is right. We should fear God. It is a Holy Fear.
This type of fear will remind us that we are made from dust and to dust we shall return.
That's why I am so glad the Church has a Lenten Season to remind us of ourselves, and what we are capable of doing.
We even dared to kill our Maker.
Thank God, He changed the worst sin of Mankind to the Saving Grace of Mankind.
God is Amazing and Awesome!
A holy fear to remember always that God is God and we are not.
---Nicole on 7/5/08|
Unbelievers should fear not knowing God (it is the beginning of wisdom), but once we come to know God, our love should be made perfect (1 John 4:18)...
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear"
The fear of God is a commandment of men
(Isaiah 29:13) "And the Lord said: "Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men..."
There should be absolutely NO room in us for fear of God (Mark 12:30) "and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength"
---more_excellent_way on 7/4/08|
you should fear God He demands it.
# Deuteronomy 10:12
" Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
"You shall fear the LORD your God, you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.
that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, so that you may fear the LORD your God forever."
---Paul on 7/2/08|
greetings,what is there to fear in my Father who loves me as a child and who i love as my Father.my father is not evil as many describe him, as having such an attitude toward his children he loves so dearly to cause pain and suffering and torture.my Father is very misunderstood and to this day the indwelling spirit posesses no such of an attitude for i know who holds my hand.man continues to believe a volcanic eruption is an evil act of God.
---earl on 5/31/08|
This word in reference to God means "respect" and not "afraid of". God holds all the power of life and death of each soul and of all life in his hands. But he is the loving Father of those of us whom belong to him, and perfect love casts out fear, we respect our Father but we are not afraid of him whom we love. Those whom are his enemies indeed are afraid of God, for they will be judged accordingly. Please Read- Hebrews 10:26-30.
---Eloy on 6/25/07|
You better believe I do. I love Him enough, and I know Him enough, and I understand Him enough, to know He means business. +++
---catherine on 6/25/07|
Yes a person should fear God. We all should have a Godly fear in us.
---Rebecca_D on 6/25/07|
Did not post on 9/07/06
---Carla5754 on 1/16/07|
His mercy is scary.
---augusta on 1/7/07|
Yes. I've had a fear of God since I was a small child. I liked pretending to be a villain in a movie but before I would start I would let God know that I was only pretending to be a bad person and not to hold it against me. I was a weird kid.
---Kay on 1/7/07|
absolutely, but remember its a fear not as the flesh thinks.jesus said to fear the one who can after death throw you into the lake of fire.and scripture tells us that God does not give us a spirit of fear but a sound mind.You have no reason to fear God,unless you are unsaved, or living a life out side of obidience to his word.AS a child do you fear your earthly father?when he did something to correct you was it for your good? our heavenly father works for our spiritual growth, and good,
---tom2 on 9/9/06|
Fear as in reverence of God..Amen Hallelujah..I worship and praise Him always
Fear as in scared..no way..I adore, love and praise Him...He is mine and I am His. Praise Him
---jana on 9/9/06|
This question has two answers ... Yes and No.
Both are valid.
Frightened .... No
In awe .... Yes
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/8/06|
I have holy reverance for my Father, but not fear in the sense of being afraid. What is there to fear in a loving Father who forgave my sins at the cross of His Son?
---Madison1101 on 9/8/06|
Prov.1:7 "The fear (reverence,deep respect & awe) of the LORD is the beginning (principle thing concerning) of knowledge (an awareness & recognition of Him).
Ps.147:11 "The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him" Eccl.12:13 "Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man"
Deut.6:4>4:35>32:39 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD. The LORD He is God there is none beside Him. I, [even] I Am He. and [there is] no god with Me:'
---josef on 9/8/06|
We should all have Holy Fear (respect for the Father), this is how we began to draw closer to Him. In order to be near Him, we must have a Godly Fear of the Lord. Read the book by John Bevere called, "The Fear of the Lord". It really explains a lot, and it makes you see that we all have to examine ourselves. No pointing fingers.
---Carla on 9/7/06|
I believe Ryan is referring to fear as reverence for the Lord. In fearing the Lord we are acknowledging that he is sovereign and all powerful. We are not hiding from him afraid that he will strike us with a bolt of lightening, but rather respecting Him for who He is, and accepting his authority over us.
---Katie on 9/7/06|