Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Whole of Life under the Sun: Fearing and Obeying God Part 1

Ecclesiastes 12:13 – The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

The Fear of God

A. Its lack is the cause of the world’s misery/humanity’s selfishness

Romans 3:18

B. Its dominant place in God’s Word

Where there is a fear of God, there is a love of God.

Genesis to Revelation – a sampling of the references to the fear of God

Old Testament
The books of the Law

Genesis 31:42, Exodus 18:21, Deuteronomy 4:9-10

The Wisdom books

Job 1:1, 8, Psalm 2:10-11, Psalm 103:11-13, Proverbs 1:7, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

The Major Prophets

Isaiah 11:1-3, Jeremiah 32:38-40

The Minor Prophets

Hosea 3:5, Jonah 1:9, Micah 6:9, Haggai 1:12, Malachi 1:6

New Testament
The Gospels

Matthew 10:28, Luke 1:46-50

Acts of the Apostles

Acts 2:43, Acts 5:1-5, Acts 9:31


2 Corinthians 7:1, Ephesians 5:21, Philippians 2:12-13, 1 Peter 1:17-19


Revelation 15:2-4, Revelation 19:4-5