Exodus 20:20. Fear of God is a good emotion, and it is something that should not cause us to run from God. You cannot run or hide from God. Being in fear of God is our acknowledgement that he is an awesome, most powerful God. That he is our first love. We should value having a relationship with God and have a fear of losing that relationship.
Jeremiah 32:40. Godly fear is an essential emotion of being a Christian. Being a Christian means being in a loving relationship with God. Just as in any loving or valuable relationship, there is that fear that the relationship may go bad. There is that fear that you may say the wrong thing or that your preparations to further the relationship may fall short.
2nd Kings 17:36. One reason to fear God is that He is the most powerful person as well as most powerful force in the universe. 2 Kings 17:36 gives us an example of God’s power and our duty to fear His power.
Proverbs 24:21. Most people fear the unknown and uncertainty. This is a reason to fear God. Many people may think they know everything to include God, but in reality God only reveals to mankind what He desires for us to know. Our reality is not as real or as certain as we think it is now or in the future. Only God knows everything. God is the source of all knowledge and truth.
Bible Summary. Fear is definitely a spiritual phenomenon, but it is not of God. If we do not have a relationship with God, fear is a distressing emotion that can take over and control our lives on a daily basis. When fear is present, it is God that we should trust and not our imagination.
Deuteronomy 5:29. The Bible tells us that the only person to fear is God. This type of fear is not a distressing emotion, but it is a fear that comes upon us when we realize that we are in the presence of an awesome, all-powerful God. It is only when you have a relationship with God that you begin to fear His awesomeness.
Deuteronomy 3:22. The Bible tells us not to fear because God will fight our battles for us. Deuteronomy 3:22 says, “Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.” Many times the source of our fear is that we are uncertain or even pessimistic concerning the outcome of pending conflict.
Psalm 56:4. The Bible tells us not to fear people or anything in this world. Psalms 56:4 says, "In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me." The people around us do have the potential to do us harm more than other creatures or natural disasters.
Psalm 27:1. What the Bible says about fear is very closely related to what relationship a person has with God. If we do not have a relationship with God, fear is a distressing emotion that can take over and control our lives on a daily basis. If we have faith and a relationship with an Almighty God, there is really no reason to fear anything.
2 Timothy 1:7. The Bible tells us that God has not given us the spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”). This spirit of fear that the Bible refers to is a common human emotion that all of us come in contact with at one time or another.