Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:
The governor of his house
Abraham said to his servant, the senior one in his household who was in charge of everything he had, "Put your hand under my thigh
So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal attendant. Potiphar appointed Joseph overseer of his household and put him in charge of everything he owned.
You will oversee my household, and all my people will submit to your commands. Only I, the king, will be greater than you.
Feared the lord
1 Kings 18:12
But when I leave you, the Lord's spirit will carry you away so I can't find you. If I go tell Ahab I've seen you, he won't be able to find you and he will kill me. That would not be fair, because your servant has been a loyal follower of the Lord from my youth.
"Do not harm the boy!" the angel said. "Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me."
On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do as I say and you will live, for I fear God.
2 Kings 4:1
Now a wife of one of the prophets appealed to Elisha for help, saying, "Your servant, my husband is dead. You know that your servant was a loyal follower of the Lord. Now the creditor is coming to take away my two boys to be his servants."
But the former governors who preceded me had burdened the people and had taken food and wine from them, in addition to forty shekels of silver. Their associates were also domineering over the people. But I did not behave in this way, due to my fear of God.
I then put in charge over Jerusalem my brother Hanani and Hananiah the chief of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many do.
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and it will be a refuge for his children.
Then those who respected the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord took notice. A scroll was prepared before him in which were recorded the names of those who respected the Lord and honored his name.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was all his household; he did many acts of charity for the people and prayed to God regularly.