Reflections: the Fear of the LORD

God has been teaching me much recently about what it means to fear Him. It does not mean to be afraid or scared of Him, but rather to love what He loves and hate what He hates; to value what He values and not value what He doesn’t value; to tremble at His word — His commands; to obey Him instantly, when it hurts, when it doesn’t make sense, or when we can’t see the benefits. Fearing Him keeps us from sinning. Fear of Him prevents us from falling away or back into sin. “He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.” ~Isaiah 33:6
If we fear God, we will obey Him even under great pressure. If we fear man, we will yield to man and drift toward that which benefits ourselves. Understanding the judgements of Christ is one aspect of fearing the LORD, I think. The fear of the LORD is the key to a healthy life of love, devotion, and service to Abba which will not be shaken.

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