The Fear of the Lord

Princes persecute me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your Word. Psalms 119.161

Those who fear the Lord, fear His Word and those who fear the Word, fear the Lord of the Word.

The Lord Jesus Christ teaches that those who obey His Word also love Him, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words. John 14.23-24

Only the Fear of the Lord Almighty God can restrain the urge to sin. The Spirit of God enables His children to behave with integrity, honesty, and fear, to the point of fleeing from sin.

When a person lacks fear, though he may be full of faith and biblical knowledge, he will not be able to maintain integrity when faced with an easy opportunity to fall into corruption. In other words, he will not resist illicit pleasures and will not keep a clean heart in the face of injustice, betrayal, and slander.

When a person lacks fear or respect for the Holiness of the Lord, the desires of the flesh pile up in his weak mind and soon become sinful acts.

Bishop Edir Macedo
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