“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12).
“Fear of God” typically signified “faith, reverence, and trust on-in-for God”; so defined and felt for real, fear of God tends to extinguish other forms of fear that arise in the absence of genuine faith because Scriptural revelations admonishes us against fearing to do good, fearing enemies, fearing Satan, and fearing death, as well as fearing other things or situations that makes mans mind quake other than for God.
Be aware that “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” as you should also note that in the spiritual realm, unpreparedness can lead to what the scriptures call “a certain fearful looking for of judgment”, since “there is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies”(Heb. 10:27). At this junction, we must be sure that we are not God’s enemies in style, for “If one man sins against another, God will mediate for him; but if a man sins against the LORD, who can intercede for him?”… and “For our God is a consuming fire”.
Therefore, let us be prepared, always applying the “Fear of God” in our day to day activities. Of course, true and genuine Christians are sometimes described as “SU”, because of our assumed overemphasis on works, as living in “fear and trembling.” Listen to God, Carry-on being right with God, even if man says you are not modern enough! Remember and apply what Paul said in today’s quote and live!