Why live in the fear of God?

owl on book with Proverbs 1:7. Live in the fear of GodWhen we hear the phrase “put the fear of God into someone,” we know “someone” is, or will be very frightened. Yet the Bible commands fear of God. Does God want his people to be very frightened?

Of course not.

Jesus identified the most important commandment as “love your God.” How can we love what frightens us?

And yet the Bible commands the fear of God in many places and many ways. Why should we live in the fear of God?

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