If you walk in the Fear the LORD what should you TURN from instantly? (hate, despise)
#1 Pride & Arrogance - Proverbs 8:13 - The Fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance and evil lifestyle and perverse speech, I despise.
#2 Every Evil Behavior - Psalms 97:10 - Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
#3 Every Unclean Thing, Every Appearance of Evil - Ps 101:3 – I will set before my eyes no unclean thing. The deeds of faithfulness men I hate, they will not cling to me. I Thes 5:22 - Separate yourselves from all appearance of evil.
#4 Every Evil Path, All Wicked People - Prov 4:14-17 - Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. 2Tim 3:5 - having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof, from such turn away.
#5 Perverse Speech - (any words that keep you from instant and complete obedience) Proverbs 8:8 – All the words of my mouth are righteous, there is nothing rebellious or perverse in them.
#6 Grumbling or Complaining – Phil 2:14 - Do everything without grumbling or arguing so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God, without fault in a crooked and perverse generation in which you shine as lights in the world.
#7 Lying, Slander, Any Harmful Speech – Eph 4:25 – Therefore each of you must put off lying and speak the truth with his neighbor… I Pet 2:1 - Therefore rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Titus 3:2 – to speak evil of no-one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility toward all men.
#8 Greed and The Love of Money - Luke 12:15 - And He said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against every form of greed, for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." I Tim 6:10 - For the love of money is the root of all evil: and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
#9 Grief or Discouragement - Isa 53:4 - Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows… Psalms 13:2,5-6 - How long must I struggle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because he has been good to me, and I will sing to the name of the LORD Most High. Eccl 10:11 - Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and turn from evil in your body; I Sam 30:6 - And David was greatly distressed… but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
#10Anger, Fear or Fret - Eccl 7:9 - Do not let yourself be easily angered, for anger resides in the heart of fools. Jas 1:19-20 -… Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Ps 37:8 - Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it only leads to evil. Ps 46:1-3 - God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…
#11Any thought or word that doesn’t align with God’s Word - Jas 1:21 - Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit accept the word planted in you that can save your souls.
Further Details on these 11 Things - To Walk in the Fear of the LORD - What Should You Turn From?
#1 Pride and Arrogance (ga-ah, ga-on - to rise up one’s self, haughtiness, swelling) Proverbs 8:13 - The Fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverse speech, I despise. Psalms 5:4-5 – You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil, with you the wicked cannot dwell. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil. I John 2:16 - For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. Isaiah 13:11 - I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin. I will crush the arrogance of the proud and humble the pride of the mighty. Jeremiah 13:15 - Hear ye and give ear; do not be proud: for the LORD has spoken. James 4:6 - But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
#2 Evil Behavior (ra-ah – bad, harmful, hurtful, displeasing) Romans 3:12-18 - All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." "Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips." "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness." "Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know." "There is no fear of God before their eyes." Proverbs 16:6 - By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by thefear of the LORDmen depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7 – Do not be wise in your own eyes, Fear the Lord and turn from evil. Psalm 97:10 – Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Psalms 37:27 - Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever. Proverbs 16:17 - The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil; He who guards his way guards his life. Job 1:1 - In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. Isaiah 59:20 - A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from disobedience in Jacob," says Yahweh. Prov 1:23 - If you turn at my rebuke, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, and make my words known to you. 2 Chronicles 12:14 – He did what was evil, because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD. Deuteronomy 5:32-33 – So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.
#3 Every Unclean Thing, Every appearance of Evil Psalms 101:3 – I will set before my eyes no unclean thing. The deeds of wicked men I hate; they will not cling to me. Men of perverse heart will be far from me; I will have nothing to do with evil. I Thessalonians 5:22-23 - Separate yourselves from all appearance of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved, entirely blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jude 1:22-23 – From some, with compassion by God’s grace, separate yourselves. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the clothing polluted by sin.
#4 Every Evil Path, The Wicked Proverbs 4:14-17 - Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. Make level paths for your feet, take only ways that are firm. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Psalms 119:101 - I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obeyyourword. Psalms 119:104 – Through your precepts I gain understanding, therefore I hate every wicked way. Psalms 119:128 – Therefore I regard all your precepts – concerning all things – to be right – and I hate every wrong path (false way). Psalms 26:5 – I hate the company of evildoers and I will not sit with the wicked. 2 Timothy 3:5 - Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. Psalms 139:21-22 - Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred, I count them my enemies. Ps 40:4 - Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, or to those who run after lies. 2 Chronicles 19:2 – Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is upon you.
#5 Perverse Speech (A reluctance to obey, turning it over in your mind until you go back to the contrary - Any words that oppose or delay instant and complete obedience - perverse). Proverbs 4:24 – Put away perversity from your mouth, keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Proverbs 8:8 - All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing rebellious or perverse in them. Psalms 119:113 – I hate double minded thoughts, but I love your Word. Proverbs 14:2 - Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.
#6 Grumbling & Complaining I Corinthians 10:10 - And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the angel of death. Numbers 14:27-30,32 - "How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. So tell them, 'As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say: In this wilderness your bodies will fall--every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected. But as for you your bodies will fall in this wilderness Philippians 2:14-15 – Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world.
#7 Turn from Lying, Slander, and Harmful Speech Psalms 34:11-14 - Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Ephesians 4:25 - Therefore, each one of you must put away lying and speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Colossians 3:9-10 - Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Psalms 119:163 – I hate and detest lying: but I love your Word. Proverbs 10:18 - Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and (whoever) utters slander is a fool. I Peter 2:1 - Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Ephesians 4:31 - Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred. Psalms 15:1-3 – Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your Holy Hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is right, who speaks the truth from his heart, and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman. Proverbs 6:16-19 - There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who sows discord among brothers. Zechariah 8:17 - Do not imagine evil against your neighbor and do not tolerate false testimony, for these are things that I hate, says the LORD Titus 3:1-2 - Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility toward all men.
#8 Greed and The Love of Money Luke 12:15 - And He said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against every form of greed, for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with the things you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. Ecclesiastes 6:9 - It is better to enjoy the good that is present than the wandering of desire; this is also vanity and vexation of spirit. Matthew 6:24 - No one can serve two masters, either you will hate one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other, you cannot serve God and Money. I Timothy 6:10-11 - For the love of money is the root of all evil: and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.
#9 Grief or discouragement Isaiah 53:3-4 - He was despised and rejected--a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief… Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. Lamentations 3:32-33 - but if he has caused grief, he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving-kindnesses: For he does not deliberately hurt or grieve the children of men. Psalms 13:2,5-6 - How long must I struggle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because he has been good to me, and I will sing to the name of the LORD Most High. Isaiah 30:19 - People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Matthew 6:21 - …blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Psalms 116:8-9 - For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk in the LORD’s presence in the land of the living. Proverbs 15:13 - A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. Ecclesiastes 10:11 - Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and turn from evil in your body; since youth and the prime of life are fleeting. Isaiah 35:10 - and the redeemed of the LORD will return and enter Zion with singing. Everlasting joy will rest upon their heads, gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and mourning will flee away." Jer 31:13 - … I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and bring happiness out of grief. I Samuel 30:6 - And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him because the soul of all the people was bitter, each one for his sons and for his daughters; but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. Judges 20:22 - And the men of Israel encouraged themselves, and set themselves again for battle in the place where they had set themselves the first day. Psalms 27:10 - Even if my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. Matthew 6:31-33 - So don't worry, saying, What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." I Corinthians 16:13 - Be watchful. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong. I Peter 1:13 - Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a clear head, and set your hope completely on the grace to be given you when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed. Romans 8:28 - And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Psalms 57:2 - I will cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. Psalms 138:8 - The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever…
#10 Anger, Fret or Fear Psalms 145:8 - The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. James 1:19-20 - My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Ecclesiastes 7:9 - Do not let yourself be easily angered, for anger resides in the heart of fools. Proverbs 19:11 - A man's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 15:1 - A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov 16:32 - He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. Colossians 3:7-8 - You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your lips. Ephesians 4:31 - Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred. Psalms 37:8 - Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it only leads to evil. Philippians 4:6-8 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Isaiah 41:10 - Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Joel 2:21 - Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. Psalms 46:1-3 - God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake in their surging. I Chronicles 28:20 - Be strong and of good courage, and do it; fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD GOD, even my God, will be with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
#11 Any thought or Word that doesn’t align with God’s Word James 1:21 - Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit accept the word planted in you that can save your souls. 3 John 1:11 - Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The person who does what is good is from God. The person who does what is evil has never seen God. John 8:29 - The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him." Ephesians 5:8-11 - For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth). Test and prove what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
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