My Musings – Fear God? “The ‘fear of the Lord‘ is that attitude of reverence and awe that His people show to Him because they love Him and respect His power and His greatness.” (Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). Be Satisfied (p. 135). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books).
Keep His commandments? Not out of the fear, as we understand fear. But, as explained above, out of reverence, awe, and respect. Why wouldn’t we? Think of it this way. When we were little children, we obeyed our parents out of the fear we understand. Fear of the consequences if we did not. As we grew older and became adults we continued to do the things we were told when we were young, because we revere and respect them, and want to please them. We want to show our gratitude.
The duty of man? Not because it is compulsory, but because we are obliged (do as someone asks or desires in order to help or please them).
My Advice – Do your “duty.”