Joshua 24:14; Ecclesiastes 12:13; I Peter 2:17
There are those that have a serious problem with fearing the Lord. There are those that are lost and have no fear of God. There are those that say they are saved and have no fear of God. There are those that are lost and have seen the mighty hand of God working in peoples lives and they have not fear of God. Moses was dealing with Pharoah about releasing God’s people and some of the greatest miracles man has ever seen were brought to bear on Pharoah and his people. Here is what Moses said about Pharaohs hardened heart. Exodus 9:30; “But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.
Notice the benefits these scriptures tell us of fearing the Lord.
Psa_22:23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
Psa_33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa_34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
Psa_115:11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Psa_115:13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
Psa_118:4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
Psa_135:20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.
Pro_3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Ecclesiastes tells us a thing or two about no fear of the Lord.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
We are told explicitly to fear God. We have Peter instructing us in I Peter 2:17; “Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
We have plenty of excuses today for our actions. We use a statement, “God looks at the heart, God knows my heart, or don’t be so legalistic.” Some do not like to think that God expects any more than salvation. We are clearly told that we are a living sacrifice. Romans 12:1. We are told in Ephesians that we become new creatures, that old things are passed away, behold all things become new. When we have been saved, Our way of thinking changes, Our way of talking changes, Our way of living changes. There are many that claim to be saved that continue to curse, think wrong thoughts and live a way that does not show fear of the Lord. Those that are trying to do their best to live in a way that honors God are called legalistic. What a shame that that those want to live like Christ are maligned by others. May we fear God and live as much like Christ as possible. May we give our best to the Master.