Fear of God: A Motive of Obedience
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Leviticus 19:14,32
You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
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Leviticus 25:17,36,43
You shall not therefore oppress one another; but you shall fear your God: for I am the LORD your God.
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Numbers 32:15
For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you shall destroy all this people.
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Deuteronomy 6:13-15
You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.
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Deuteronomy 7:4
For they will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy you suddenly.
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Deuteronomy 8:5,6
You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
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Deuteronomy 10:12,13,20
And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
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Deuteronomy 13:4,6-11
You shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and join to him.
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Deuteronomy 14:23
And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herds and of your flocks; that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.
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Deuteronomy 15:9
Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to the LORD against you, and it be sin to you.
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Deuteronomy 17:11-13
According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach you, and according to the judgment which they shall tell you, you shall do: you shall not decline from the sentence which they shall show you, to the right hand, nor to the left.
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Deuteronomy 19:16-20
If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
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Deuteronomy 21:18-21
If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not listen to them:
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Deuteronomy 28:14-68
And you shall not go aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
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Deuteronomy 31:11-13
When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
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Joshua 23:11-16
Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love the LORD your God.
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1 Samuel 12:14,15,24,25
If you will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both you and also the king that reigns over you continue following the LORD your God:
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Job 13:21
Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid.
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Job 31:1-4,13-15,23
I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think on a maid?
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Proverbs 16:6
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
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Isaiah 1:20
But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
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Jeremiah 4:4
Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 22:5
But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
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Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
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Luke 12:4,5
And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
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2 Corinthians 5:10,11
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad.
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2 Timothy 4:1,2
I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
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2 Peter 3:10-12
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
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Revelation 14:9,10
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
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God Willing that all Men Should be Saved.
... day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Had the influence of fear, operating
to duty, been wrong, God would not have urged it as a motive to obedience. ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon xvii god willing that.htm

Characters Will be Disclosed, and Justice Awarded.
... otherwise fear would not be urged as a motive to obedience. "Fear him who is able
to destroy soul and body in ... Here God certainly makes a difference between them ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon xvi characters will be.htm

How Divine Love Makes Use of all the Passions and Affections of ...
... The appetite for food is made very spiritual if before gratifying it we give it
the motive of love:"Ah! ... If the fear be excessive: Ah! O God, my eternal Father ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xx how divine love.htm

The Lamb of God, the Great Atonement
... to his Deliverer; and furnishes with an abiding constraining motive, for cheerful ...
can fear a worm like yourself, but live without the fear of God; if you ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/messiah vol 1/sermon xvi the lamb of.htm

A Treatise of the Fear of God;
... mercies to the world, for a motive, "Fear ye not me ... are drawn from their respect
of, and obedience to, the ... doth bid that indeed thou shouldest fear God, yet it ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/a treatise of the fear.htm

God's Barriers against Man's Sin
... "Fear ye not me ... to the lowly regenerated heart, must necessarily form a very strong
motive to obedience ... me to obedience as the thought that I owe so much to God. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/gods barriers against mans sin.htm

Do are Then Make Void the Law through Faith? God Forbid; Yea, we ...
... produce holiness by legal motives, the very fear of failure ... the considerations of
the gospel, they view God just as ... No motive in the law can be exhibited to a ...
/.../finney/lectures to professing christians/do are then make void.htm

1 Timothy i. 9
... harshness; we should speak and act with all possible kindness; because love, rather
than fear, love both of God and man, is the motive which we ...
//christianbookshelf.org/arnold/the christian life/lecture x 1 timothy i.htm

Whether it is Lawful to Kill the Innocent?
... manifested by sin, since on the contrary "the fear of the ... whose life is taken be
received by God into glory. ... great care, so as to find a motive for acquitting ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is lawful to 9.htm

The Requisites of Merit
... performed in the state of grace, even if they are performed from some other, truly
supernatural though inferior motive, such as obedience, the fear of God, etc ...
/.../pohle/grace actual and habitual/section 2 the requisites of.htm

Subtopics

Fear

Fear and Anxiety

Fear of God: A Motive of Obedience

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Abraham, Tested in the offering of his Son Isaac

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Cornelius, Who Revered God With all his House

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: David

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Hanani, Which Qualified Him to be Ruler Over Jerusalem

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Job, According to the Testimony of Satan

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Jonah, During the Storm

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Levi, in Receiving the Covenant of Life and Peace

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Nehemiah, in his Reform of the Public Administration

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Noah, in Preparing the Ark

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: The Jews, in Obeying the Voice of the Lord

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: The Women at the Grave

Fear of God: Cultivated

Fear of God: Guilty

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: Adam and Eve

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: Demons

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: Judas

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: The Guards at Jesus' Tomb

Fear of God: Hezekiah, in his Treatment of the Prophet Micah, Who Prophesied Harm Against Jerusalem

Fear of God: Jacob, in the Vision of the Ladder, and the Covenant of God

Fear of God: Jehoshaphat

Fear of God: Obadiah, in Sheltering One-Hundred Prophets Against the Wrath of Jezebel

Fear of God: Phinehas, in Turning Away the Anger of God at the Time of the Plague

Fear of God: Reverence

Fear of God: The Egyptians, at the Time of the Plague of Thunder and Hail and Fire

Fear of God: The Midwives of Egypt, in Refusing to Take the Lives of the Hebrew Children

Fear of God: The Nine and One-Half Tribes of Israel West of the Jordan River

Fear of the Lord

Godly Fear: A Characteristic of Saints

Godly Fear: A Fountain of Life

Godly Fear: A Treasure to Saints

Godly Fear: Abraham

Godly Fear: Advantages of

Godly Fear: Christians

Godly Fear: Commanded

Godly Fear: Cornelius

Godly Fear: Filial and Reverential

Godly Fear: God is the Author of

Godly Fear: God is the Object of

Godly Fear: Hatred of Evil

Godly Fear: Job

Godly Fear: Joseph

Godly Fear: Motives to Judgments of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Forgiveness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Goodness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Greatness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Holiness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to Wondrous Works of God

Godly Fear: Necessary to Avoiding of Sin

Godly Fear: Necessary to Impartial Administration of Justice

Godly Fear: Necessary to Perfecting Holiness

Godly Fear: Necessary to Righteous Government

Godly Fear: Necessary to The Service of God

Godly Fear: Necessary to The Worship of God

Godly Fear: Nehemiah

Godly Fear: Noah

Godly Fear: Obadiah

Godly Fear: Sanctifying

Godly Fear: Searching the Scriptures Gives the Understanding of

Godly Fear: should Accompany the Joy of Saints

Godly Fear: should be Constantly Maintained

Godly Fear: should be Exhibited in Giving a Reason for Our Hope

Godly Fear: should be Exhibited in Our Callings

Godly Fear: should be Prayed For

Godly Fear: should be Taught to Others

Godly Fear: The Wicked Destitute of

Godly Fear: Those Who Have are Accepted of God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have are Blessed

Godly Fear: Those Who Have are Pitied by God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Afford Pleasure to God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Confide in God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Converse Together of Holy Things

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Days of, Prolonged

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Depart from Evil

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Desires of, Fulfilled by God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Receive Mercy from God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: should not Fear Man

Godly Fear: Wisdom

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Future Punishment

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Idols

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Judgments

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Man

Unholy Fear is Described as Consuming

Unholy Fear is Described as Overwhelming

Unholy Fear: A Characteristic of the Wicked

Unholy Fear: A Guilty Conscience Leads To

Unholy Fear: Adam

Unholy Fear: Adonijah's Guests

Unholy Fear: Ahaz

Unholy Fear: Belshazzar

Unholy Fear: Cain

Unholy Fear: Exhortations Against

Unholy Fear: Felix

Unholy Fear: God Mocks

Unholy Fear: Haman

Unholy Fear: Midianites

Unholy Fear: Philistines

Unholy Fear: Pilate

Unholy Fear: Saints Delivered From

Unholy Fear: Saints Sometimes Tempted To

Unholy Fear: Saul

Unholy Fear: Seizes the Wicked

Unholy Fear: Shall be Realised

Unholy Fear: Surprises the Hypocrite

Unholy Fear: The Wicked Judicially Filled With

Unholy Fear: Trust in God, a Preservative From

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