“If ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear” (1 Peter 1:17).
The believer in Christ is to be God-fearing, standing in reverence and awe before the Almighty, acknowledging His holiness and power, yet conscious of our own sinfulness and weakness. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth forever.” “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear,” for “in the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death,” and “the fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” So “better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therewith.” Moreover, “the fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil,” and “by humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life.” “Let not thine heart envy sinners; but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.”
Walk before Him in godly fear, And your life He’ll surely bless; He’ll guard your life from Satan’s harm, And fill it with joy and rest.