Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?
It is not
1 Samuel 2:24
This ought not to be, my sons! For the report that I hear circulating among the Lord's people is not good.
A violent person entices his neighbor, and leads him down a path that is terrible.
It is terrible to punish a righteous person, and to flog honorable men is wrong.
It is terrible to show partiality to the wicked, by depriving a righteous man of justice.
It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.
These sayings also are from the wise: To show partiality in judgment is terrible:
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.
Abraham replied, "Because I thought, 'Surely no one fears God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'
On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do as I say and you will live, for I fear God.
Do not take interest or profit from him, but you must fear your God and your brother must live with you.
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced peace and thus was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, the church increased in numbers.