What is true fear of God?

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We truly fear God when we always bear in mind that we are living in God´s presence and when we with child-like, respectful and holy fear avoid transgressing God´s will even in the least way. A God-fearing person will not live in terror of God nor try to flee from His presence, but will fear to commit sin and will avoid what displeases Him, because he loves and respects Him.

Gen. 17:1: I am Almighty God, walk before me and be thou perfect.

Ps. 33:8: Let all the earth fear the Lord.

Gen. 39:9: (Joseph´s word to the one who tempted him to commit sin:) How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Ps. 111:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Assignment: Read Dan. 6: Daniel in the lions´ den, and Dan. 3: three men in a fiery furnace.