Let all the earth; I mean all the folks that work, that play, that breathe air on.. or dwell on, or witness on this planet.. just fear the Lord! That pretty much should include everyone.
Like you.. I'm really feelin' for, moved inside!!.. and praying for all those parents in Paris today who are struggling to grasp what just happened to their kids who were simply out having fun for the evening with their friends. So senseless!
Makes me wanna ask myself.. Who would be out there hurting or terrorizing innocent people if they actually walked in the holy fear of the Lord? None! Who in Paris or anywhere for that matter.. would be out sinning anywhere if they knew how destructive sin is.. if they simply feared the God of the Bible and His living word?
None would. How important is this type of respect and awe? Way important--it's imperative for every Christian to have! Let's witness and win lost people to Jesus, because they won't reform themselves, we can't, and they can't have this type of reverence.. for sanctification's sake apart from Jesus Christ.
"The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate." Proverbs 8:13
"I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit." ~ John Knox
"U have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in your book?" Psalm 147:3, 46:1, 56:8 https://t.co/ycbOCK09XN— Kurt von Schleicher (@kurtwvs) November 14, 2015
Want some more verses to meditate upon?
Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Matthew 10:28 - And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Ecclesiastes 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.
Proverbs 14:26 - In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Job 28:28 - And unto man he said, behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Psalms 33:8 - Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Deuteronomy 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,
Proverbs 14:27 - The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 3:7 - Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Psalms 25:14 - The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Luke 1:50 - And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Psalms 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.
Psalms 86:11 - Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Philippians 2:12-13 - 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.
Proverbs 16:6 - By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
Psalms 34:9 - O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.