Saturday, 14 April 2012

Fear of the LORD....

What does it look like to fear the LORD? I mean we all know that we should fear the LORD, because He does really have the final word in everything. We can say oh I think this is the way and a friend may have a differing opinion but really our opininion of truth is only accurate if it parallels to what the Bible says, -simply because the Bible is the true Word of God and it is alive and active in our lives when surrender to Him.  Proverbs has many verses relating to the fear of the LORD. So in Proverbs 8:13 we get a glimpse of what it looks like to fear the LORD.
Proverbs 8:13 - The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
We need to hate evil as the LORD does, and put it out of our lives. Pride and arrogance have no place in our lives nor the froward mouth. The NASB uses the words "perverted mouth".  
Pride can lead to many destructive ways and pride was what got angel Lucifer thrown out of Heaven to become the devil and satan. So it is one of satan's schemes to use pride and arrogance to bring us down also.
Proverbs 16:18 -Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

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