Abraham said, “Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.
because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws.”
Now Joseph said to them on the third day, “Do this and live, for I fear God:
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”
1 Samuel 12:24
Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
1 Samuel 15:22
“Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.
But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.
“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.
Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
Who is the man who fears the Lord?
He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His commandments;
His praise endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
How blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who greatly delights in His commandments.
The Lord favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me.
“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;
But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
And a voice came from the throne, saying,“Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great.”
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
1 John 4:9
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.