The Fear of the Lord

In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
(Job 1:1 NIV)

Job was known as a man who feared God. This doesn’t mean that Job was afraid of God, but that he had such a reverential fear of God that kept him from sinning against God. We find an expression of this fear in Job’s regular custom of sacrificing a burnt offering for each of his children in case they had cursed God in their hearts as well as refusing to curse God himself (Job 1:5, 22). It was this reverential fear that made God boast about Job before Satan. “Have you considered my servant Job?” the Lord asked Satan. “There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil” (v.8). “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” the Bible tells us (Proverbs 1:7). If we need wisdom, the fear of the Lord is the way to go.

Having a reverential fear of God makes us wise.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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