Fear of God
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- Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.
- Anonymous Hasidic proverb, quoted in Raising Cain: How the Bible Shapes the Things You Say, B&H Publishing Group, 2013, p. 143
- The only God-ordained fear is the fear of God, and if we fear Him, we don't have to fear anyone or anything else.
- The fear of God is described as the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs (1:7)). Finally, when everything has been heard, fear God and keep His commands for this is the whole of human condition: God judges every deed, even secret ones, to see if it is good or bad.
- Many a man eating meat, but observing the cardinal virtues of compassion and truth, and living in the fear of God, is a better Hindu than a hypocrite who abstains from meat.
- Who will not really fear you, Jehovah, and glorify your name, because you alone are loyal?
- The medieval philosophers, however, while agreeing that the fear of God is central importance, are at pains to stress that it should not be founded on fear of punishment. They distinguish two kinds of fear, a lower type which is fear of pain, and a higher type which is what we would call reverence or awe: the feeling one has about someone who is incomparably more elevated than oneself.
- Louis Jacobs, in “Jewish Theology” quoted in “Introduction to Judaism”
- In every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
- The Fear of God is healthful; it is an awe and a profound reverence for the Creator and a wholesome dread of displeasing him.
- The fear of Jehovah is pure, lasting forever.
The judgments of Jehovah are true, altogether righteous.
- The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom.
All those observing his orders show good insight.
- Allah is to be feared by the true Believers for: There is none in the heavens and the earth but cometh unto the Beneficent as a slave; whoever fears God, everything fears him, but whoever fears other than God, God makes him g fear everything.
- O Believers, do not be hasty and forward in Allah and His Messenger’s presence but instead fear Allah; for verily. Allah is Hearer and Knower.
- God is the All-Compassionate, the Most Merciful and the Most Just. Therefore, faer of God implies showing respect to Him, the All-Compassionate, the Most Merciful, and the Most Just, and avoiding exceeding His limits, rebelling Him and being of those who deserve His punishment.
- Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same.
- Wilhelm Reich, in James Lee Christian Philosophy : An Introduction to the Art of Wondering, (2005), p. 556
- One should preach not from one's rational mind but rather from the heart. Only that which is from the heart can touch another heart. One must never attack or oppose anyone. If he who preaches must tell people to keep away from a certain kind of evil, he must do so meekly and humbly, with fear of God.
- Encyclopedic article on Fear of God at Wikipedia