What is the Fear of God?
Apostle Shared This Definition: The Fear of God Is: A Holy Dread of Displeasing the Lord.
The Fear of the Lord a Continual Awareness that We are in the Presence of a Holy, Just, and Almighty God, and that every motive, thought, word, and action is open before Him and will be judged by Him.
Each of us will give an account of our lives to God, and He is fully aware of everything we think, desire, speak, and do.
EVERYDAY We Live In Reverence for God.
EVERYDAY We Live In Respect for God.
EVERYDAY We Live In Awe of God.
Psalms 19:9 (AMPC)
"The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."
Psalms 19:9 (MSG)
"The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree."
(SIGN POSTS: “One Way”, “Do Not Enter”, “Merge”, ONE OBVIOUS SIGN POST - STOP)
What Happens if You Don’t Follow the Sign Post???? The Police Will Give You A Ticket...
John 6:44 (AMPC)
"No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day."
John 6:44 (TPT)
"The only way people come to me is by the Father who sent me—he pulls on their hearts to embrace me. And those who are drawn to me, I will certainly raise them up in the last day.”
James 4:8 (NKJV)
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
ALL THE TRANSLATIONS READ: DRAW NEAR To God or Come Close To God.
YOU DECIDE TO COME CLOSE.... YOU DECIDE TO DRAW NEAR.
James 4:8 (TPT)
"Move your heart closer and closer to God, and he will come even closer to you. But make sure you cleanse your life, you sinners, and keep your heart pure and stop doubting."
Maybe The Father Is Asking: Why Are You Satisfied Without Drawing Close To Me?
God Has Invited Us
Jeremiah 30:21 (NLT)
"They will have their own ruler again, and he will come from their own people. I WILL INVITE him to approach me,” says the Lord, “for who would dare to come unless invited?"
Jeremiah 30:21 (The Voice)
"The prince who leads them will come from among Jacob’s descendants; their ruler will be one of their own. I will draw him near to Me, and he will delight to come close, for he will devote himself to remain close by My side."
The Lord Yearns For You
James 4:5 (AMPC)
"Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love?"
Yearn; A feeling of intense longing for something.
Similar Word- A Craving, A Desire.