FEAR OF THE LORD

 

DEFINITION: Controlling awesome awareness of God's power & righteous judgment, w/wholesome dread of displeasing Him

 

 IMPORTANCE OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD

 1. Overcoming sinful habits (Proverbs 16:6)

 

 2. Beginning of knowledge/learning (Proverbs 1:7)

 

 3. Beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10)

 

 4. Gives long life (Proverb 10:27)

 

 5. Learn contentment (Proverbs 15:16)

 

 6. Get riches, honor, and life (Proverbs 22:4)

 

 7. Experience true worship (Psalm 5:7)

 

 8. Have no wants (Psalm 34:9)

 

 9. Experience God's salvation/deliverance (Psalm 85:9)

 

10. Receive daily provision (Psalm 111:5)

 

11. Have a satisfying life (Proverbs 19:23)

 

12. Know the secrets of the Lord (Psalm 25:14)

 

13. Experience God's goodness (Psalm 31:9)

 

14. Have constant protection (Psalm 33:18,19)

 

15. Be delivered from trouble (Psalm 34:7)

 

16. Given God's mercy (Psalm 103:11)

 

17. Have the Lord's pity (Psalm 103:13)

 

18. Bring delight to the Lord (Psalm 147:11)

 

THREE NATIONAL CONSEQENCES OF NOT FEARING THE LORD

1. Falls Victim to It's Own Sin (Jeremiah 2:19)

 

2. Legal System Will Become Unjust (Jeremiah 5:23-28)

 

3. Wealth Will Be Controlled by Other Nations (Deuteronomy 28:43,44)

 

EIGHT PERSONAL CONSEQUENCES OF NOT FEARING THE LORD

1. No restraint of evil (Proverbs 8:13; Romans 3:18)

 

2. No effective church discipline (Acts 5:5;  I Timothy 5:20)

 

3. No guard against wrong church members (Acts 5:5)

 

4. No Biblical submission (Ephesians 5:21)

 

5. No maturity in salvation (Philippians 2:12,13)

 

6. No entering into God's rest (Hebrews 4:1)

 

7. No influence on the unsaved (I Peter 3:1,2)

 

8. No effective witnessing (I Peter 3:15)

 

SOURCE: II Corinthians 7:10,11


Rev. Larry Wolfe--Evangelist
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