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My Son, Fear the Lord

Christian, let God’s distinguishing love to you be a motive to you to fear Him greatly. He has put His fear in your heart, and may not have given that blessing to your neighbor, perhaps not to your husband, your wife, your child, or your parent. Oh, what an obligation should this thought lay upon […]

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The Beginning of Knowledge (3)

Last time we considered God’s holiness and how it applies to us as Christians. Now let’s take a closer look at how true obedience to God’s law is an expression of our proper fear of the Lord. Jehovah admonished the nation of Israel again and again by the mouth of Moses both to fear Him […]

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The Beginning of Knowledge (2)

Last time, we briefly considered some teachings and practices that are not characterized by proper fear of the Lord. We saw that godly fear is different from the fear of pure dread or terror that the world has. This attitude is not Christian or godly because it does not draw us closer to God. Said […]

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The Beginning of Knowledge (1)

Fear of the Lord, as we know from the words of inspired Solomon, is the beginning of the knowledge of God (Prov. 1:7; Prov. 2:5). This idea of reverence and awe of Him is prevalent throughout the holy Scriptures. We can get a better understanding of what it means to properly fear God by first […]

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Fear God

 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Proverbs 9:10a Pride! It is an attitude that cannot show fear for God, yet it characterizes our life constantly. It fills our thoughts with the feeling that we are superior to anything that comes on our path. It is a false confidence that leads us […]

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Standing in Awe Before Our God

There are two verses in the book of Psalms, young people, that we must hold onto with heart, mind, soul and strength.  The first verse in this group is Psalm 4:4 where we read: “Stand in awe and sin not:  commune with your heart upon your bed, and be still.  Selah.”  (By the way, the […]

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We Have Fears

Fear is a powerful human emotion. And each one of us has experienced it at some time or another. Also consider the many different examples of fear that we read about in the Bible. Adam hid himself in the garden because of it; Abraham lied about his wife, saying “she is my sister’’ because or […]

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Fearing the Lord

‘‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…. ” Ps. 111:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” That is a text most of us have learned and repeated ever since we were “knee-high to a grasshopper.’’ We’ve heard it at home, we’ve learned it in Sunday School and grade […]

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Our Heavenly Father’s Care for Us

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” Luke 12:32.   Have you, dear reader, ever noticed, prayerfully and believingly, how often the Bible speaks to us and exhorts us to be of good cheer? In the text written above this little contribution, this is put in […]

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A Fear-Full “E” Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: Were you ever afraid? I know you were. One of your cousins, little curly redheaded Peter, told me in confidence that he was terribly afraid in his dark bedroom, so his mother allowed him to have a small light plugged in the baseboard plug. That gave him just enough light to distinguish the […]

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Mr. Fearing

In singleness of heart. Fearing God. — Paul That man is blest who Fearing God… (David). He was, originally, from the town of Stupidity, and many of his great concern­ments were stupid fears. He was always afraid he would never make it to where he planned to go. It took him a whole month to […]

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Only Fear the Lord

“Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you.” I Samuel 12:24 The surrounding nations and especially the Ammonites were beginning to trouble and oppress the people of Israel. Samuel’s two sons, whom he had appointed judges at Beersheba, were proving […]

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All Shook Up?

All shook up? If you are, compliment yourself for being in the majority, for by far the greater part of the world’s population consists of faint-hearted, timorous souls who scamper for any imagined safety at the sight of their own shadow! Even the briefest of introspection will uncover the fact that as individuals and as […]

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The Fear of the Nations

Fear grips the nations and people imagine vain things. Newspapers, radio, television, and periodicals of every nature present to the public the sentiment of national leaders and representatives. A great stir is arising as modem prophets foretell the third world war. Diplomacy is the Shibboleth of today. Wherein is all this tenseness and fear? Basically […]

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How Shall We Begin?

As this issue of Beacon Lights comes into your hands, we find ourselves in the autumn season.  This is a busy time.  The heat of summer is gone and we make our way back to school again.  Perhaps others are busily engaged in harvesting the abundant crops which the Lord has given us this year.  […]

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