Fear of The LORD brings wisdom…The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, and wisdom is to depart from evil. … “The path of the righteous are directed by The LORD; and as many as are led by The Spirit of God are God’s children.” Amen.
But, fear? What is it?
An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
“He is prey to irrational fears”
synonyms: Terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress, anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, timidity, disquiet, disquietude, discomposure, unrest, perturbation, foreboding, misgiving, doubt, suspicion, the creeps, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the shakes, the collywobbles, jitteriness, twitchiness, butterflies (in the stomach), funk, blue funk, the (screaming) abdabs, the Joe Blakes, worriment, inquietude, phobia, aversion, antipathy, bugbear, bogey, nightmare, neurosis, complex, mania, abnormal fear, irrational fear, obsessive fear, bête noire, hang-up
verbbe afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.”farmers fear that they will lose business”synonyms: be afraid of, be fearful of, be scared of, be apprehensive of, dread, live in fear of, go in terror of, be terrified of, be terrified by, cower before, tremble before, cringe from, shrink from, flinch from, be anxious about, worry about, panic about, feel consternation about, have forebodings about, feel apprehensive about, be in a blue funk about, have a phobia about, have a horror of, have a dread of, shudder at, take fright at.
To be specific, Biblical fear:
Fear of God refers to fear or a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission to a deity. People subscribing to popular monotheistic religions might fear divine judgment, hell or God’s omnipotence.
The fears of the wicked will always come to pass as a result of their choice to follow wickedness instead of righteousness. But as Christians, we have no reason to fear because of the love of God that resides in our heart. Perfect love has cast out all our fear. Instead, we can be expectant, because the desires of the righteous are always met.
Dear God, I am grateful that I am identified as righteous and never as wicked. Father, I am grateful that I have nothing to fear but everything to look forward to because You have made me righteous. Lord, I pray for the wicked too, that they will see the wrong in their actions, and they will come to You, realizing that they need a Savior. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.