Summary: What does it mean by “The Fear Of The Lord”? It is giving the due respect and honour for the Lord. The fear of the Lord also means the love that we have for Him.
THE FEAR OF THE LORD
What does it mean by “The Fear Of The Lord”? It is giving the due respect and honour for the Lord for who He is and for what He has done for us. The fear of the Lord also means the love that we have for Him. If a person loves the Lord, he will give the due respect to the Lord. The person who loves the Lord and fears the Lord, will always live his or her life in a way that is pleasing to Him. The person who loves the Lord and fears the Lord will always live his or her life according to God’s Word.
We are going to see 10 verses from the Bible which talk about the FEAR OF THE LORD. In this simple sermon, we are going to learn why we need to have the fear of the Lord. There are many blessings for those who fear the Lord and here we are going to see 10 blessings from God’s Word.
1). TO ATTAIN WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.
The fear of the Lord is the most important ingredient to attain Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. The worldly wisdom that we all can have is of no use. People who possess worldly wisdom have no hope, no peace, no joy, no future and they do not have the hope of eternal life. But if a person has the fear of the Lord and live his or her life according to God’s Word, will receive God’s Wisdom, the Knowledge of God and a good understanding to live his or her life according to His Word. People who have worldly wisdom have all the worldly blessings but their life is meaningless and they don’t find peace and joy at home and all that they do cannot help them understand the purpose of their life.
But the one who fears the Lord will be filled with God’s Wisdom when He reads God’s Word and the Lord will bless him with His knowledge and good understanding. Where can we find God’s Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding? They are found only by reading the Bible daily and by meditating on His Word daily and by Prayer. Let us examine ourselves whether we read His Word daily to get His Wisdom from above.
2). TO BE PROTECTED
The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him.
There is protection for those who fear the Lord. Protection is something that we ask the Lord every day. Each day, when we go out of the house, we always ask the Lord to go with us, we long for His presence because we need His divine protection. When we drive our car or ride our bike or even when we walk on the streets, we need the Lord’s protection. This verse says that there is always protection from the Lord for all those who fear Him. The Lord has appointed his angels to be around those who fear Him. What a blessing to be protected by the angels of the Lord.
3). TO BE IN THE PATH OF LIFE
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.
The fear of the Lord will help us to be in the path of life. We will not go astray from the path of life which the Lord has planned for us. The fear of the Lord will never allow us to go in the wrong direction where at the end there is death and not life. Many people go astray in life because they don’t have fear of the Lord. To have the Lord always on our mind and to be led always by the Lord is a great blessing to live an abundant life in Christ. It will help us to turn away from the snares of death. There is so much evil waiting to trap us in this world. Everywhere there are dark forces that are waiting to make us fall into temptation and fall into sin. But the fear of the Lord will turn us away from these traps of the enemy and the snares of death. What a great privilege and a blessing for us to always have the fear of the Lord.
4). TO LIVE IN CONFIDENCE
In the fear of the Lord, there is strong confidence.
The one who has the fear of the Lord can live boldly and with strong confidence. Because his trust and hope are in the Lord Almighty. He need not be afraid of anything in life because the Lord is always with him. The one who has the fear of the Lord enjoys God’s presence all the time. The Holy Spirit is in his heart and will guide him in the right path and will not allow him to stumble in the way. No matter what situation you find yourself, you will be in confidence and will be bold when you have the fear of the Lord. You might face a big problem like a huge mountain or a dark valley, but there is strong confidence that the Lord will take care of your life.