What is the Fear of God?
It is the abandonment to Him irrespective of the consequences. In other words, it is the abandonment to Him whatever he consequences are.
22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto
the place of which God had told him.
22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
22:15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
1- Why Abraham had this courage?
His faith in God. Proofs:
11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; f! rom whence also he received him in a figure.
2. Satan does not understand this attitude...
1:9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
After Job had lost EVERYTHING, Job still retain his integrity...continued to have faith in God...
2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
Because Job had the Fear of God !!! ! Please hear this: THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS NOTHING LESS !!!! THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS WHAT WE DESESPERATELY NEED TO ENTER IN THE HEAVEN !!! (Please read: 1 Peter 4:18; Matthew 11:12; Luke 16:17)
3- Now...how to get the Fear of God / Wisdom?
A) Supplied discipline - The part of God (Prov. 3: 11-12; Prov. 15: 32; Prov. 29:15)
Through hardships: (Hebrew 12:6)
B) Self-discipline - The human part (Prov. 2: 1-6; 2 Tim. 3:15)
SINCE THE FEAR OF GOD IS A MUST TO ENTER IN THE HEAVEN, HOW MUCH ARE WE PURSUING IT??? WE NEED TO STRIVE FO! R THE FEAR OF GOD MORE THAN WE STRIVE TO EARN MONEY TO LIVE (SILVER AND GOLD).......(Prov. 3: 13-18)
In other words....
I am an adoptive child of God. God is my adoptive Father with a mothers heart. God loves me more than very much but He is not a fool, nor a Santa Clauss because it is written God is not mocked. If I am doing the fool with my life, this is my choice but my end would be to go in hell. He would spit me out of His mouth if I am a lukewarm or a foolish virgin - please check Rev. 3: 15-16. A foolish virgin is a foolish believer. What will happen to the foolish virgins please? Answer: they wont enter in the Heaven. What does it mean if they wont enter in the Heaven, please? There is only two places: the Heaven and Hell. So if the foolish virgins wont enter in the Heaven, it is because they will go in hell. Yes, it is written the Kingdom of God is for the spiritual soldiers - Luke 16:16; Mt. 11:12. The spiritual soldiers are the ones who are disciplined and are crucifying their flesh daily WITH HIS HELP. Without His Wonderful and Powerful help, I can not do anything to please Him. Amen?
Why it is written satan is like a roaring lion and he is seeking to devore us? Please check carefully the context and it is about the believers. Anyway, the believers can not be devored by satan simply because they are already devored. It is surely not because satan is seeking to devour us physically. It is spiritually.
It is written that nobody - and even satan - is able to remove us from His Hand. Yes, it is written. But when God created the human, He gave him the freedom. Even after someone is a child of God, he/she still have this freedom God gave to him/her. It is clealy written we can depart from the faith. So the only person able to remove ourselves from His Powerful and Wonderful Hand is...ourselves. That is why we are in a spiritual war and we need to strive perfection like good soldiers.
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The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom:
Ps. 111:10 " The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Pr. 4:7 "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."
Pr. 9:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding".
Now the Fear of God in the New Testament:
Ro 3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
1Co 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
2Co 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2Co 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Eph 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Re 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship h! im that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Re 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
Now the Fear of God in the Old Testament:
Ge 31:42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
Ge 31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
Ex 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
Le 19:32 Thou shalt rise up be! fore the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Le 25:36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
De 6:2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy sons son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
De 8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
De 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
De 14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
De 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
De 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
De 31:12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
Jos 4:24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever
1Sa 12:14 If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God:
2Ki 17:39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.
2Ch 19:7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
Ne 5:9 Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?
Ne 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
Ps 36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Ps 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him
Pr 2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Ec 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.
Ec 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Jer 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Jer 5:24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Da 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
Jon 1:9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
Hag 1:12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.
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