#1 It’s A Requirement Deuteronomy 10:12 - And now, Israel, what does the LORD require of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
#2 It's The Beginning Of Wisdom Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Psalms 111:10 - The fear of the LORDis the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all those who do his commandments: his praise endures forever.
#3 God Will Bless You Psalms 115:13 - He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. Psalms 34:9 - Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. Proverbs 22:4 - Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth, honor and life. Psalms 34:7 - For the angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Proverbs 19:23 - The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. II Chronicles 16:9 - For the eyes of the LORD range to and fro throughout the earth, looking to show himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are fully committed to him… What Is The Fear Of The LORD? Proverbs 8:13 - The fear of the LORDis to hate evil: pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverse speech, I despise.
How Do You Get The Fear Of The LORD? #1 Ask For It
Psalms 86:11 - “Teach me your ways, O LORD; I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your Name.”
Psalms 119:38 - Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear.
#2 Search For It
Proverbs 2:1-7 - My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
#3 Read God's Word Every Day
Deuteronomy 17:19 - It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to fear the LORD hisGod and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees.
Is Your Heart Fully Devoted To The Fear Of The LORD?
Is your heart fully devoted to learn the Fear of the LORD? to hate evil and every evil way– a heart like David? Do you want to obey God’s command to Fear Him. Do you love God more than you love the things of this world? Do you want to serve him with all your heart and all your soul?
Do you believe what God promised in His Word for those that learn to walk in the Fear of the LORD? Do you believe what He said that if you learn the Fear the LORD, it is the beginning of wisdom for you, that you will be able to understand the wisdom of God? That if you learn to walk in the Fear of the LORD that God will bless you, you will lack nothing, He will give you riches and honor and life, He will make you pure in his sight, He will keep you safe from the traps the devil has set for you, that He will be your help and shield, that He will deliver you, that you will dwell in safety and confidence, untouched by trouble, without fear of evil, that your children will be blessed after you, that God will make sure things will go well with you? That he will actually search for you - to show himself strong on your behalf -if you Learn the Fear of the LORD?
If you believe what God said...
Is There Anything You Could Do Right Now That Would Fear The LORD Immediately?
What could you do right now that would put into practice the Fear of the LORD?
You could Kneel, Praise, Say, Tell, Turn, Trust, Obey and Hope.
#1 KNEEL. You could get on your knees right now. This is doing the Fear of the LORD. The word bless (Baw-rak) means kneel.
Psalms 135:20 - Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: you that fear the LORD, bless the LORD. Psalms 95:6 - O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Psalms 5:7 But as for me, I will come into your house, by your great mercy and in your fear will I bow down toward your holy temple.
You could kneel right now in praise and worship of the LORD. This is the Fear of the LORD, and you can do it right now. Kneel, or Bow down before God - Worship Him. This is doing the Fear of the LORD. The word bless (baw-rak) means kneel. We don’t have to be in the temple to kneel or bow down. Jesus said the time is coming and now is when true worshippers will worship him in spirit and in truth. You could Fear the LORD right now – by kneeling before him. This is the Fear of the LORD.
#2 PRAISE. You could open your mouth right now and Praise Him. Speak aloud of his Character, Power, Authority, or anything that He has done, or done for you! This is the Fear of the LORD.
Psalms 22:23 - You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him all you descendants of Israel.
Just by opening your mouth right now and giving him praise, this is the Fear of the LORD.
#3 SAY. You could open your mouth right now and say – “His mercy endures forever.” You can do this right now, you can do it more than once! This is the fear of the LORD.
Psalms 118:4 - Let themnowthat fear the LORD say, "His mercy endures forever."
Just worship God right now by saying out loud, “His mercy endures forever.”
#4 TELL. You could Tell Someone your Testimony. You could call someone right now and tell them one great thing about God, how powerful and faithful He is, and even one great thing that He has done for you. Give a Testimony. Not only will you be Fearing the LORD, instantly, you will be overcoming the adversary.
Psalms 66:16 - Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. Revelation 12:11 - And they overcame him, by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony…
If you will call someone right now and give glory to God, share your testimony of the great things he has done. This is the Fear of the LORD. And you can do it right now!
#5 TURN, FLEE, RUN! Right Now! Are you right now doing something, about to do something, or in the presence of something that does not fully please God?
Are you in an environment right now, that is not fully devoted to the fear of the LORD? Are you listening or watching, or in the company of those who are doing things or about to do things, or go places that do not lead to the FEAR OF THE LORD, but the desires of the world? LEAVE NOW!
Don’t wait, don’t delay, Leave now! Run from it! Turn! and go on your way! This is the Fear of the LORD! and you can do it right now!
Proverbs 3:7 - Do not be wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Genesis 39:12 - She caught him by his cloak and said, "Come to bed with me!" But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
Proverbs 4:14-15 - Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it. Do not walknear it. Turn away from it, and keep on walking.
This means leave now! Don’t wait around. Move your feet! Go NOW! This is the Fear of the LORD!
Proverbs 4:18-19 - The path of the righteous is like the first light of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is as darkness, they do not know what makes them stumble. Every time you want to ‘go out.’ Who are you going out with? What are you ‘going out’ to do? Are the friends that you are going out with – fully devoted to walking in the Fear of the LORD? Or are they friends that like to hang out and have a good time doing the same things as those who love the things of the world?
If you keep company with friends whose hearts are not fully devoted to the Fear of the LORD, to love God and hate evil and every appearance of evil... and they want to go to the club, or environments not focused Holiness, but focused on the pleasures of the world, it’s hard to keep saying “I don’t really want to go there or do that, lets do something else.” They will eventually wear you down, and you’ll end up going along with them. This is not the Fear of the LORD. This is not hating evil, pride arrogance perverse speech and every evil way.
Instead, Lead: Give your friends a better option! Lead your friends to environments where they can walk in the fear of the LORD. Find a friend devoted to the Fear of the LORD, who wants to turn others to Christ– Plan something together tonight that is great fun, but also honors God. Ask God to help you be creative. Invite your friends to come with you! Give them Godly alternatives to just following after the things of the World?
You could find a worship night and together seek the presence of God. You could have a stay home night, and play games that are just fun, or purposeful. You could all go to someone’s house that needs help and serve them. You could go over to honor your parents or grandparents. You could go on a missions trip tonight – asking God to bring you across someone that needs something from God, and be there to pray for them. Spending your time ministering to others – helping them and serving them is far more rewarding than squandering time and money chasing the same things that lovers of the world do.
How will your friends learn to fear the LORD if you don’t lead them, and show them a better way? Partner with someone whose heart is to Fear the LORD and influence others to Godliness. Let God use you to provoke your friends to love and good works.
#6 TRUST. You could put your trust in him right now, by praising the Word! Praise God through a verse right now! This helps you put your trust in him, this is the Fear of the LORD.
Psalms 115:11 - Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD, he is their help and their shield. Psalms 56:4 - In God, whose word I praise -- in God I trust, I will not be afraid. What can mortal man to to me.
Praising God’s Word, puts your trust in him. You can do this right now. This is the fear of the LORD. Trust by Praising the Word. #7 OBEY. You could Ask God, “Is there anything, God, that you have told me to do that I haven’t done yet?” Have you delayed obedience to God in any area? Ask Him. Whatever he reveals – Do it immediately! Right now! Don’t wait - or you won’t do it, you’ll think yourself out of it. Do it right away, Obey right now! This is the fear of the LORD. To Fully Obey what He told you to do.
2 Chronicles 19:9 - And he charged them, saying, “Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and with an undivided heart. John 14:15, 15:14 - If you love me, keep my commands. You are my friends if you do whatever I command you. I John 2:3-4 - We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar and the truth is not in him. I John 5:3 - And this is love for God, to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.
Whatever God told you to do, that you haven’t done yet, Do it now! This is the Fear of the LORD! Obey! #8 HOPE. You could put your hope in God, RIGHT NOW. This is the Fear of the LORD. Psalms 147:11 - The LORD takes pleasure in them thatfear him, in those that hope in his unfailing love.
To put your Hope in God right now... Tell God, Tell Yourself, Recount, Praise, or Read His Word. This is something you could do right now, that would put your hope in God. This is the Fear of the LORD - putting your hope in God, that you can do immediately! See PRISM Topic – How To Put Your Hope In God
Always Pursue The Fear Of The LORD
Take the 30 Day Challenge. For 30 days Listen or Read every day a Relationship Topic or PRISM Topics on THE FEAR OF THE LORD. Then Just Watch and See What God Will Do In Your Life!
Then please let us know what God did in your heart and in your life by obeying him in learning the Fear of the LORD. Your testimony will encourage others, but your testimony will also be DOING the FEAR OF THE LORD, it will help you overcome the adversary in your life. - Revelation 12:11
Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding. Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
God says whatever you do, get wisdom. Make it your top priority. The Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.
Fools don’t want to learn the Fear the LORD, they despise God’s command, they place little value on it, it’s not a priority for them in their life. They want to pursue the pleasures of this life, they don't want to learn the Fear of the LORD.
If You Set Your Heart To Walk In Humility And To Learn The Fear Of The LORD - which is to hate evil pride and arrogance and every evil way - you can be sure of this:
#1 You will be Blessed: Psalms 115:13 - He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
#2 You will lack nothing: Psalms 34:9 - Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
#3 God will take pleasure in you: Psalms 147:11 - The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his unfailing love.
#4 You will escape death, God will deliver you! Proverbs 14:27 - The fear of the LORDis a fountain of life, it offers escape from the snares of death. Psalms 34:7 - For the angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
#5 God will give you wealth honor and life, and give you contentment: Proverbs 22:4 - Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth, honor and life. Proverbs 19:23 - The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
What Will God Will Do If You Set Your Heart To Learn The Fear Of The Lord?
He Will Show Himself Strong On Your Behalf!
II Chronicles 16:9 - For the Eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, looking to show himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are fully committed to him…
Don't Quit! Learn The Fear Of The LORD - Keep Walking In It!
Ask For It Cry Aloud To God For It Apply Wisdom Immediately: Become A Quick Obeyer - Not A Delayer! Get In God's Word Every Day: PRISM daily is so very important and Walk With Someone Whose Heart Is To Be Fully Devoted To The Fear Of The LORD. Because if their desire is to learn the Fear the LORD more than anything else, then wisdom has already begun in them! And if you walk with them, you will walk in wisdom too! You will learn the Fear of the LORD and the Blessing and Favor of God will be on your life as well!
A PRISM Topic: is God’s Word on a single subject. A Relationship Topic is a perspective from God's Word on relationships. A PRISM Topic Packet is a grouping of PRISM or Relationship Topics of similar subjects... part of the M: Meditate on theWord of PRISM – (5 Things You Can Do Daily in God’s Word) to transform the way you think. Ask God what PRISM Topic or Relationship Topic He wants you to meditate on today.Take your PRISM Topic, Relationship Topic or Packet with you! Come back to them multiple times a day! “It is to be with him, and he is to meditate on it day and night, so that he may learn to fear the LORD…” - Deuteronomy 17:19