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The Fear of the Lord is Clean (Psalm 19:9)

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether - Psalm 19:9

The fear of God is a severely misunderstood topic. Many people ignore it completely because it makes them uncomfortable.

But we are told that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Prov 19:10 & Ps 111:10)

Thus to ignore this concept is to willingly reject the wisdom of God.

To fear God is simply to recognize our status as creature and His status as Creator. It is to acknowledge that every breath we take comes from Him, and that if He were to withdraw His mercy we would drop dead instantly.

The man who fears God has eradicated all other fears from his life.

Where the fear of God is the fear of man cannot be.

To fear God is to fear the consequences of disobeying God more than the consequences of disobeying man.

The fear of God is intimately tied to humility, and humility is the gateway leading to all wisdom.

When a man truly fears God he has nothing to hide, as he knows he has done his best to eradicate all willful sins from his life. This leads to an inner purity and cleanliness of conscience.

To fear God is to train ourselves to walk according to His will.

Outside of His will is slavery, but inside His will is freedom.

I will always obey Your law,

forever and ever.

And I will walk in freedom,

for I have sought Your precepts.

Psalm 119:44-45

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Nov 14, 2023

Great insight on "fear of the Lord" !!


Deb Hill
Deb Hill
Nov 13, 2023

What is the greatest thing we set our hearts upon? That is what we will worship and that, or who, is what will have authority over our souls. Those who have accepted Jesus as Lord are the ones redeemed from a fearsome judgement and loved by an AWESOME God. It's absolutely amazing.


Sheila Flynn
Sheila Flynn
Nov 13, 2023

How great is our God... Teresa of Avila writes "He has never failed to reward me, even in this life, for any good desire. Poor and imperfect as my works have been, this Lord of mine has improved and perfected them, and has increased their value."

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