Ark I, you wrote
When it is said to fear God, it has to do with giving proper Respect to the Most High.
That is a most important point, one which deserves further reasoning, but for now i just wanted to make something clear.
You will notice that when i put this question into consideration, i was addressing it to ones and ones here, including myself and also you.
So what i was asking was not only, what does it mean to fear God, but i was asking, what does it mean FOR US to fear God.
The wicked and sinful are not really in consideration here
Those that Trust and have Faith in God have no need to fear God.
This is a little problematic, atleast to my line of thought right now.
Because what you are saying is, the righteous have no need to fear God.
Since my initial query was basically what does it mean for the righteous to fear God, you see how that clashes
The way i see it, the righteous must fear God, in fact, i will go so far as to say, the more righteous one is , the more fear of God one has....and ofcourse vice versa
All need to fear God, the righteous and the sinful too, but we already know the wicked do not fear God or they would not continue their wicked ways, so never mind them
I think we would all agree that Abraham was a righteous man, yes?
God tested this man, told him to sacrifice his son
Why? what about this man was being tested ?
Well, when he was about to sacrifice his son, the angel of the Lord said to him
Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
So, not only must the righteous fear God, but here we see from Abraham, that he actually proves his righteousness by showing true fear of God
So, as i suggested before, its good to consider what fear of God actually means,..just a suggestion, on this point i am not really looking for answers
to my mind to consider such a question, and to figure out even a small part of it, is to come to a small overstanding of how much God loves us.....and what makes us boast of our God