Fear the fire; God made it to burn.
Fear the wind; God made it to lash.
Fear the quake; God made it to crash.
But this fear won't empower you
For God is not them.
Fear the storms; they know not their masters.
Fear disease; it ravages indiscriminately.
Fear wars; they are inevitable.
But this fear won't protect you
From these instruments in his hands.
Fear other's intentions; they might misuse you.
Fear other's grasping; they may rob you.
Fear other's passions; they may unravel you.
But this fear won't produce a strategy
To keep what's your.
Fear sin's enticement; it seizes every chance.
Fear the evil one; he hungers for you.
Fear displeasing God; he demands much.
But this fear won't save you
Because it never stops striving.
Fear the Lord; his holiness is dangerous.
Fear the Creator; he gave you your life.
Fear the Master; he has authority here.
Fear the Author; he can rewrite you.
But unless this fear compels you to yield,
You shall never stop fearing.
*I use fear in the following ways in the following order: respect/mind, dread, suspect, be anxious about, and revere. The last "fearing" encompasses all the others except to revere God.