Verses of Fear of God – Depart From Evil
Is it very important to fear God? Yes, very important. It relates to mankind’s attitude toward God. If we have a heart that fears God, we will seekin everything and do it according to God’s requirements. Take Job, he feared God and shunned evil. He hated his children’s feasting, so he always prayed and gave sacrifice for them. Moreover, he stood satisfying God when he was tempted by Satan. Let’s read the following Bible verses about fear of God, hoping you can get enlightenment and encouragement from them.
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By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.
Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
And Moses said to the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.
1 Peter 1:17
And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
What man is he that fears the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
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