How Can We Fear God?

We refer to Psalm 34:11, when David told his people that he would teach them to fear God: Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

In his blog “Sin, Christians, and the Fear of God“, John W. Ritenbaugh wrote:

There is no doubt that God wants us to fear Him. Notice that Psalm 34:11 says that the fear of God is a quality that we must learn, indicating that we do not have this characteristic in us by nature. The fear of God, then, is different from the fears we normally have in life. Thus, it must be learned.

Now, Romans 8:12-13 tells that we have an obligation to fight sin.

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

It is the Holy Spirit who we will help us in the battle against sin, as we read further in verses 14 and 15:

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

The identifier of Romans 8:14-15 is 135.

Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
Romans 8:1445814
Romans 8:1545815
135
The identifier of Romans 8:14-15 is 135

A permutation of the set {1,3,5} is {1,5,3}. Hence, we arrive the following conclusion: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we beseech the Holy Spirit to help us in the battle against sin.

The essence of this is that we implore the Holy Spirit to teach us how to fear God, for it is the fear of God that motivates one to consciously confronts sin on a daily basis. Indeed, we see that the value of the Hebrew word אֲלַמֶּדְכֶֽם׃ (’ă-lam-meḏ-ḵem), which means “I will teach you” in Psalm 34:11 is also 135.

CONCLUSION 1: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we beseech the Holy Spirit to teach us how to fear God and therefore to help us in the battle against sin.

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, the Holy Spirit will reveal all hidden evils to the world. How is this possible? We refer to Luke 12:1-3:

12 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

The identifier of Luke 12:1-3 is 168.

Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
Luke 12:142121
Luke 12:242122
Luke 12:342123
168
The identifier of Luke 12:1-3 is 168

But 168 is the identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke.

CONCLUSION 2: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, the Holy Spirit will reveal all hidden evils to the world.

This is enough to fear our God and to stop all hidden evils in our life.

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