What is Godly Fear?

Bible Summary. To have godly fear a person first has to have a relationship with God. Godly fear is an emotion that God wants us to have in our heart and it is an essential part of God’s salvation plan. Godly fear a precious, all-consuming emotion that enables us to have an eternal relationship with God. Godly fear is the evidence that we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. When we truly place all of our hope in God, our hope becomes a fervent emotion filled with godly fear. Godly fear comes to us when we come into relationship with God and His holiness is revealed to us. See below for Biblical commentary and advice on godly fear.

What is Godly Fear?


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Godly Fear: Fear of Not Being in Covenant Relationship with God.

To have godly fear a person first has to have a relationship with God, a everlasting covenant. It would be most fearful if this relationship was lost or tarnished.

See Scripture Commentary: Jeremiah 32:40 advises us God’s everlasting covenant where he will not turn away and he will put fear in our hearts.

Godly Fear: A Fervent Desire to Stay in Relationship With a Most Awesome God.

Godly fear is an emotion that God wants us to have in our heart and it is an essential part of God’s salvation plan. This is a fear driven by our fervent desire to do everything possible to stay in relationship with the most awesome, most powerful, most loving person in the universe.

See Scripture Commentary: Hebrews 12:28 advises us of God giving us kingdom through grace and where serve God with godly fear.

Godly Fear: A Fear of God that Keeps Us and Assures Us Eternal Life.

Godly fear a precious, all-consuming emotion that enables us to have an eternal relationship with God and to avoid the snares of this world.

See Scripture Commentary: Proverbs 14:27 advises us that godly fear is the fountain of lie that keeps us from the snares of death.

Godly Fear Preserves us From Evil.

Godly fear is the evidence that we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. This fear boils up in us because we have realized that only the Lord through his mercy and truth can purge the deadly effects of sin from our mortal bodies and souls.

See Scripture Commentary: Proverbs 16:6 advises us that mercy and truth purges sin, and by godly fear men depart evil.

Godly Fear: The Outward Manifestation of Our Hope in God’s Grace.

When we truly place all of our hope in God, our hope becomes a fervent emotion filled with godly fear. Our emotions are now heightened and focused on God as we now look to him as our sure and only hope for eternal salvation.

See Scripture Commentary: Psalm 33:18 advises us that God will watch over those who fear God and hope in his mercy.

The Reality of God’s Holiness Brings Us into Godly Fear.

Godly fear comes to us when we come into relationship with God and His holiness is revealed to us. When we truly understand the godliness of God, we come into a new reality. We are awe struck when we realize that we are in the presence of someone not like anyone we have ever met in our lives.

See Scripture Commentary: Revelation 15:4 advises us we should fear and glorify God for He is holy.