Fear God - The bulk of the message using fear has to do with respect and reverence for God
Hebrew - old testament definition: to fear, respect, revere, to be in awe
Greek - New Testament: Used in two ways by two different greek words
1. Godly respect, reverence http://biblehub.com/greek/2317.htm
2. terror, alarm, http://biblehub.com/greek/5401.htm
When we are serving, following, obeying, seeking, and doing God's will from our hearts with love and compassion, then we can fear God with respect and reverence.
When we are serving ourselves, going through motions, pleasing man, trying to fit in with the world and see how far away we are from God, then the fear of terror and alarm can be experienced. This also can be sensed as emptiness, loneliness, shame, hate, and anguish.
We can seek God out of deep pain or we can seek God out of deep admiration. Then there are those who can become trained at not thinking about it nor addressing their inner spiritual truth. Such masters of distractions from the truth can spend most of their time running from inner workings of the spirit denying themselves the opportunity of deep affection and peace. Anxiety often times will rule them with a constant urge to seek things outside of themselves with the belief it will make them happy. There is only one true joy God created for us to experience and that is to fully embrace God's love, mercy, and peace. This has everything to do with inward evaluation, adjustment, and conditioning. Our time and humble effort toward Godly connection and alignment of our inner selves with Godly character can bring more prosperity and fulfillment of desires than anything the world has to offer us. Yet we must choose to do it a hundred times a day.
Acts 2:43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. (5401)
Acts 5:11 So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things. (5401)
Acts 9:31 Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied. (5401)
Acts 10:35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
Romans 11:20 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (5401)
Ephesians 5:21 submitting to one another in the fear of God. (5401)
1 Timothy 5:20 Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (also translate as ‘spirit of cowardice’)
Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. (other versions translate ‘awe’ in place of ‘godly fear’)
1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; (5401)
1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (5401)
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.
Isaiah 51:7 “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My law: Do not fear the reproach of men, Nor be afraid of their insults.
Hebrews 13:6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Exodus 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.
Proverbs 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
Isaiah 66:4 So will I choose their delusions, And bring their fears on them; Because, when I called, no one answered, When I spoke they did not hear; But they did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight.”
Deuteronomy 4:10 ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’
Deuteronomy 31:12 Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the Lord your God and carefully observe all the words of this law,
Job 28:28 And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
Psalm 19:9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Psalm 25:14 The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.
Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
Isaiah 33:6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, And the strength of salvation; The fear of the Lord is His treasure.
Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked will come upon him, And the desire of the righteous will be granted.