Jeremiah 2:19 “Your own wickedness will correct you, and your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the Lord your God, and the fear of Me is not in you,” Says the Lord God of hosts.
The fear of The Lord helps us to revere GOD and His Precepts. By His SPIRIT, we Are Empowered to be able to resist temptation and, consequently, to keep from sinning. We need to remember that learning to be Holy and Perfect is foremost in GOD’s Plan for us, so that we will become befitting citizens of Paradise (Heaven). A reverential awe of GOD’s Love, Mercy, and Glory makes it easier for His SPIRIT to Perfect us into The Likeness Of GOD’s Son, JESUS. 🙂
Jeremiah 5:22-25 “Do you not fear Me? says the Lord. Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, yet they cannot prevail; though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it. But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed. They do not say in their heart, ‘Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.’ Your iniquities have turned these things away, and your sins have withheld good from you.”