He Who Fears The Lord

Psalm 25:12

New Living Translation


Who are those who fear the Lord?

    He will show them the path they should choose.

In scripture God reminds us so often that we shall not fear in all we do but have faith in Him scripture Psalm 25:12 says

Psalm 25:12

Who are those who fear the Lord?

    He will show them the path they should choose.

Who are we as His children that we should fear? Who are we that should fear the Lord? The most high who is all nothing but love. Who are we that we should show fear and back away from the Lord He will show us guidance and the path less traveled for us to go. This scripture says it all it shows the love of the Lord in it as you read and hear it. God is an absolute abundance of love not to be feared. So next time you feel fear pray and send it all to the one who always listens. Bring your fear to God.

What Does Psalm 25:12 Mean? ►

Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

Psalm 25:12(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

When the psalmist asks the rhetorical question in Psalm 25, “Who is the man who fears the LORD?” he immediately supplies the response” “The Lord will instruct the God-fearing man in the way he should choose.”  The man who shows reverence and respect to the Lord, is someone whom God, Himself will lead, guide, direct, and enlighten. He is the person the Lord will teach and train. He is the God Who will direct his people in the ways we should go and the choices we should make.

The man who fears the Lord is the one who will receive wisdom, from on high… and this Psalm was written by David, the shepherd boy from Bethlehem, whom God anointed to be Israel’s great king… for David was a man who reverenced the Lord. David was a man after God’s own heart because he honoured the Lord and trusted His word, despite the numerous challenges and conflicts he had to face, and the many offenses he was called to endure, for righteousness sake. 

In Psalm 25, David asks a question that every one of us should be asking. “Who is the man who fears the LORD?”  David is giving a wake-up call for spiritual self-examination. He knows that fear of the Lord is an issue of faith, that should pull on the heart-strings of all God’s people, for only those whose hearts are right with the Lord will walk along the path of God’s leading.

It is only as we trust in the Lord, with all our heart, and refuse to lean on our own understanding that we truly benefit from God’s leading and guidance. It is only as we glorify the Lord in the beauty of holiness that we will not wander from the way we should go. The man that fears the Lord is one that has come to some understanding of the immensity of God’s grace.

The man who fears the Lord and show reverence for His name has come to an understanding of what God’s holiness, justice, peace, love, goodness, and grace really means, in relation to sinful humanity and this fallen creation. Such a man is given a glimpse into the character of God as one by one, His beautiful attributes come into clearer focus.

The man that fears the Lord is one that has come to some understanding of the immensity of God’s goodness and grace. The man who reverenced the Lord is the one who esteems His holiness, regards His justice, experiences His peace, and rests in His love.

The man that truly reverences God is the one who has come to a deeper understanding of God’s grace, and a growing realisation of the high cost of salvation. He begins to explore the depths of God’s grace, and the profound love to which He stooped, when He set aside His glory and came to earth as man’s Kinsman-Redeemer, in order to bring fallen humanity back into a right relationship with Himself.

The man that fears the Lord trusts Him as a Father; worships Him as Saviour; submits to the leading of His Holy Spirit, serves Him in reverential praise and godly fear. He is the one who rejoices to keep His commands, to love as Christ loved us, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

The man who fears the Lord and trusts in His love is blessed indeed, for he is a sinner saved by grace. He will never be disappointed for God will guide him in the way he should take and teach him the path that he should choose and set His feet on the highway to holiness. He will lead us in the path of life, instruct us on the pathway of justice, restore to us a knowledge of the holy, and show us the way of wisdom, for all the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, and all His ways are righteous and true.

The man that humbles himself before the Lord in godly fear need not worry about the arrow that flies in the daytime nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness… for He is our refuge, our fortress, and the God in Whom we trust. His promise to ALL His people is, I will be with you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand – and I will teach you the path that you should choose.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/psalm-25-12

Verse 12. What man is he that feareth the Lord? Let the question provoke self examination. Gospel privileges are not for every pretender. Art thou of the seed royal or no? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. Those whose hearts are right shall not err for want of heavenly direction. Where God sanctifies the heart he enlightens the head. We all wish to choose our way; but what a mercy is it when the Lord directs that choice, and makes free will to be goodwill! If we make our will God’s will, God will let is have our will. God does not violate our will, but leaves much to our choice; nevertheless, he instructs our wills, and so we choose that which is well pleasing in his sight. The will should be subject to law; there is a way which we should choose, but so ignorant are we that we need to be taught, and so wilful that none but God himself can teach us effectually.


Verse 12. What man is he that feareth the Lord? Blessed shall he be — 1. In the sacred knowledge of Christ’s will; Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 2. Blessed shall he be in the quiet peace of a good conscience; “His soul shall dwell at ease.” 3. Blessed he shall be in the present comfort of a hopeful progeny; “His seed shall inherit the earth.” Robert Mossom.

Verse 12. What man is he that feareth the Lord? There is nothing so effectual to obtain grace, to retain grace, as always to be found before God not over wise, but to fear: happy art thou, if thy heart be replenished with three fears; a fear for received grace, a greater fear for lost grace, a greatest fear to recover grace. Bernard.

Verse 12. He that feareth the Lord. Present fear begetteth eternal security: fear God, which is above all, and no need to fear man at all. Augustine.

Verse 12. Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose, i.e., that the good man shall pitch upon. God will direct him in all dealings to make a good choice, and will give good success. This is not in a man’s own power to do. Jeremiah 10:23 . John Trapp.

That feareth the Lord – Who has a proper apprehension of his holiness, justice, and truth; and who, at the same time, sees himself a fallen spirit, and a transgressor of God’s holy law, and consequently under the curse. That is the person that truly and reverently fears God.

Him shall he teach – Such a person has a teachable spirit.

The way that he shall choose – The way that in the course of Providence he has chosen, as the way in which he is to gain things honest in the sight of all men; God will bless him in it, and give him as much earthly prosperity as may be useful to his soul in his secular vocation.

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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