Submission, obedience (definition may be broader).
- Obedience is used synonymously with “fear and trembling.”
2 Corinthians 7:15 (KJV) And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
Philippians 2:12 (KJV) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
- Fearing the Lord refers to keeping His commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:2 (KJV) That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou…
Psalms 111:10-112:1 (YLT) The beginning of wisdom is fear of Jehovah, Good understanding have all doing them [His commands], His praise is standing for ever! Praise ye Jah! O the happiness of one fearing Jehovah, In His commands he hath delighted greatly.
- Fear is clearly not speaking about “being afraid” the way most people would describe it (in a negative sense). Here it says to “rejoice in trembling.”
Psalms 2:11 (KJV) Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.