[2:150] Wherever you go, you shall turn your face (during Salat) towards the Sacred Masjid; wherever you might be, you shall turn your faces (during Salat) towards it. Thus, the people will have no argument against you, except the transgressors among them. Do not fear them, and fear Me instead. I will then perfect My blessings upon you, that you may be guided.
F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
What would it be like to live with absolutely no fear?
Women who lost all sense of fear. (9min 30sec)
Fear stems from ambiguity
It is interesting that consistently when God tells us to fear Him, He follows it by telling us that He will bless us…
[2:150] …. Do not fear them, and fear Me instead. I will then perfect My blessings upon you, that you may be guided.
[2:151] (Blessings) such as the sending of a messenger from among you to recite our revelations to you, purify you, teach you the scripture and wisdom, and to teach you what you never knew.
Isaiah Chapter 8:
13 Do not fear anything except the LORD Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear him, you need fear nothing else. 14 He will keep you safe.
Great response in regards to fearing God
Rick Warren on Piers Morgan
Fear stems from disapproval. Do we fear the disapproval of others or the disapproval of God