The term “the fear of the Lord” describes the attitude we should have concerning God and His ways. It is an attitude of respect and reverence that moves us toward holiness. It is also the mind-set that hates what God hates and loves what He loves. When we take His side against evil, He rewards us by honoring us, blessing us, and empowering our lives.

  1. To experience His blessings, what does God require of us?
    1. He requires us to follow Him, fear Him, keep His commandments, obey His voice, serve Him, and cleave to Him (Deuteronomy 13:4, Joshua 4:24).
  2. What does it mean to fear God?
    1. To fear the Lord means we take His side against evil; we adopt His attitude concerning corruption (Proverbs 8:13).
    2. To fear the Lord means we refuse to do anything that displeases Him.
  3. Benefits of living in fear of the Lord.
    1. The fear of the Lord leads us to abundant life (Proverbs 19:23, Psalm 128:1).
    2. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him (Psalm 34:7).
    3. There is no want to those who fear the Lord (Psalm 34:9).
    4. God honors us when we fear Him (Acts 10:1-4).
    5. The Church experiences increase when it fears the Lord (Acts 9:31).
    6. The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7, AMP).
    7. Those who walk uprightly and speak the truth shall abide in His tabernacle (Psalm 15:1, 2).
    8. The fear of the Lord is His treasure, and His power flows from His treasure (Isaiah 33:5, 6, Jeremiah 10:12, 13).
    9. When we walk in the fear of the Lord, we witness the manifestations of His power (Haggai 2:7-9).

Scripture References:

  • Deuteronomy 13:4
  • Joshua 4:24
  • Proverbs 8:13
  • Psalm 19:23
  • Psalm 128:1
  • Psalm 34:7-9
  • Acts 10:1-4
  • Acts 9:31
  • Proverbs 1:7, AMP
  • Psalm 15:1, 2
  • Genesis 1:22, 28, 2:3
  • Isaiah 33:5, 6
  • Jeremiah 10:12, 13
  • Haggai 2:7-9

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church