Theological Question: What does it mean to “fear God.”

Theological question was asked: “I want to ask; at which extent will fear be very useful to a Christian? “Fear Not” “Fear Me”

Christian response…

The term “fear not” references the confidence the Christian has in our God to intercede on our behalf in any circumstance when we are pursuing life in wisdom and discernment in accordance with His will.

“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”” Hebrews 13:5 (NASB)

Fearing God is to be interpreted in at least two-contextual formats.

1) Fear God for He is the only One who is able to destroy both the body and the soul in Hell.

Jesus said: “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28 (NASB)

2) Fear of the Lord is also rendered as “reverence” or “respect” or “honor” toward our God for His great love demonstrated for you and me as He left the beauty of the Kingdom and entered Time to suffer and die on our behalf.

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32 (NASB)

“Fear” concerning our beautiful and gracious Lord is determined by the context and your worldview.

King Solomon, subsequent to a life of debauchery and narcissism, finally came to his senses and the MEME expresses His admonition concerning fearing our God…

jesus - fear god and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man

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