Abraham replied, "I thought, 'There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'
They met you along the way and attacked all your stragglers from behind when you were tired and weary. They did not fear God.
2 Kings 17:25
When they first lived there, they did not fear the Lord. So the Lord sent lions among them, which killed some of them.
They have not said to themselves: Let's fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain, both early and late, in its season, who guarantees to us the fixed weeks of the harvest.
Your own evil will discipline you; your own apostasies will reprimand you. Think it over and see how evil and bitter it is for you to abandon the Lord your God and to have no fear of Me. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God of Hosts.
An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no dread of God before his eyes,
God, the One enthroned from long ago, will hear, and will humiliate them Selah because they do not change and do not fear God.
Who was it you dreaded and feared, so that you lied and didn't remember Me or take it to heart? Have I not kept silent for such a long time and you do not fear Me?
They have not become humble to this day, and they have not feared or walked by My law or My statutes that I set before you and your ancestors.
However, it will not go well with the wicked, and they will not lengthen their days like a shadow, for they are not reverent before God.
But as for you and your officials, I know that you still do not fear the Lord God."
Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the Lord,
But you even undermine the fear [of God] and hinder meditation before Him.
But the other answered, rebuking him: "Don't you even fear God, since you are undergoing the same punishment?
I observed that it was because unfaithful Israel had committed adultery that I had sent her away and had given her a certificate of divorce. Nevertheless, her treacherous sister Judah was not afraid but also went and prostituted herself.
"There was a judge in one town who didn't fear God or respect man.
"For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or respect man,
In fact, they are now saying: "We have no king! For we do not fear the Lord. What can a king do for us?"
"I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the Lord of Hosts.
A despairing man should receive loyalty from his friends, even if he abandons the fear of the Almighty.
Does He correct you and take you to court because of your piety?