Westbrooke Church


Fearing the Lord

21 BENEFITS OF FEARING THE LORD

Delivered 12-1-02 by Elder Don Hess

When we think of the benefits of fearing the Lord, at least one will almost always come to mind.

  • The fear of the lord is the beginning of what? Wisdom. That’s found in Psalm 111:10 and Proverbs 9:10. That means that the man who doesn’t fear the Lord is a fool! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Did you realize that the fear of the Lord is also the beginning of knowledge? (Prov.1:7) That means that the man who doesn’t fear the Lord is a moron.
  • The fear of the Lord also prolongs your life (Prov.10:27).
  • The fear of the lord gives you strong confidence (Prov.14:27).
  • The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life (Prov.14:27).
  • The fear of the Lord enables you to avoid the snares of death (Prov.14:27).
  • The fear of the Lord is more beneficial than great treasure (Prov.15:16).
  • The fear of the Lord enables you to sleep satisfied and secure (Prov.19:23).
  • The fear of the Lord keeps you from evil (Prov.16;6).
  • The fear of the Lord brings the angel of the Lord to rescue you (Prov.34:7).
  • The fear of the Lord eliminates unmet needs in your life (Prov.34:19).
  • The fear of the Lord enables you to make right choices (Ps. 25:12).
  • The fear of the Lord brings prosperity to your soul (Ps. 25:13).
  • The fear of the Lord brings prosperity to your descendants (Ps. 25:13).
  • The fear of the Lord secures for you His counsel (Ps.25:14).
  • The fear of the Lord makes you to know His covenant (Ps.25:14).
  • The fear of the Lord brings His salvation (Ps. 85:9).
  • The fear of the Lord fills the land with His glory (Ps. 85:9).
  • The fear of the Lord brings you His favor (Ps.147:11).
  • The fear of the Lord means the fulfillment of your desires (Ps145:19).
  • The fear of the Lord guarantees He hears your cry for help (Ps.145:19).

Although this is not a complete list of all the benefits of fearing the Lord, it should be more than sufficient to show that God wants us to fear Him for our own good. and blessing. God wants every one of His children to experience a truly abundant life, but it’s impossible if we fail to fear Him So how exactly do I fear the Lord?

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