The Man Upstairs: Fear of the Lord in 2021
June 27, 2021 / Deuteronomy 10:12-22
Proverbs 1:1-4 – The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young—
Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…
Examples of those who feared the Lord
Hanani – Nehemiah 7:2
Job – Job 1:8
Abraham – Genesis 22:12
David – Psalms 5:7 and Psalms 119:38
Jonah – Jonah 1:9
Fear of the Lord means there is .
Deuteronomy 10:12-22 – 12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? 14 To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. 15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Luke 3:16 – John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John 3:30 – He must become greater; I must become less.
Fear of the Lord means we Him
theosebeia – θεοσέβεια
Psalms 33:8 – Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him.
Psalms 102:15 – The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
Psalms 112:1 – Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.
Fear of the Lord means is .
Psalms 128:1-4 – 1 Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. 2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. 4 Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord.
Proverbs 10:27 – The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.