1 To Hate Evil (Turn from it Immediately) (Proverbs 8:13) 2 To Tremble in His Presence (Jeremiah 5:22) 3 To Fully Obey what He tells you (Deuteronomy 10:12-13) 4 To Speak the Truth and Say Nothing Harmful to others 5 To Do Good and Seek Peace (Psalms 34:11-14) Hate: To turn from immediately - like a putrid smell Perverse: A reluctance to obey, turning it over in your mind until you turn back to the contrary
Why Fear the LORD? 1 It's a Requirement (Deuteronomy 10:12) 2 It's the Beginning of Wisdom (Psalms 111:10) 3 God will Bless You (Psalms 115:13)
How to Get the Fear of the LORD 1 Ask for It - Psalms 86:11 – Teach me your way O LORD that I may walk in your truth, give me an undivided heart to fear your Name.
2 Devote yourself to it - Psalms 119:38 – Establish your Word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear.
3 Read His Word every day - Deuteronomy 17:19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life...
4 Obey what he tells you – 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 his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees.
How to Understand the Fear of the LORD 1 Accept his words & Store up his commands within you, 2 Turn your ear to wisdom & Obey immediately 3 Call out for insight & Cry aloud for understanding 4 Look for it as silver & Search for it like hidden treasure (Prov 2:1-5) “Then you will understand the FOTL.”
8 Things to Fear God Right Now! 1 Kneel Psalms 135:20 - Let them that fear the Lord, bless the Lord (kneel) 2 Praise Psalms 22:23 - You who fear the Lord praise him… 3 Say Psalms 118:4 – Let them that fear the Lord say, “His Mercy Endures forever!” 4 Tell Psalms 66:16 - Come and hear all you who fear God, Let me tell you what He has done for me. 5 Turn Proverbs 3:7 - Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. (turn) 6 Trust Psalms 115:11 - You that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: He is their help and shield. 7 Obey 2 Chron 19:9 - … thus shall you do in the Fear of the Lord, faithfully and with an undivided heart. 8 Hope Psalms 147:11 - The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
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