The focus is on Jesus!

The Fear of God

"The fear of God is the only certain cure for the fear of everything else."

Pastor K. Reyne


The Bible says, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Proverbs 9:10)   The question is, what does it mean to fear God?  What does the Bible say?


To "fear God" is:

  • to trust in God (Psalm 40:3)
  • to hate evil (Proverbs 8:13)
  • to reverence God for His stunning generosity in forgiveness (Psalm 130:3-4)
  • to not fear the harm that others want to work against us (Deuteronomy 3:22)
  • to live knowing that God is mighty, majestic, pure, powerful, and fierce . . . and that He is ever "for" me (Romans 8:28-28).


I will "honor the emperor" but I will only "fear God" (1 Peter 2:17), because even the powerful rulers of this age are as dust in the hands of our Creator (Isaiah 40:12-24).  Are you afraid?  Are there things going on in this world that "scare you to death"?

God says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9 NIV)







Back To Top

this site