Fear of God
Fear of God is not the same
As fear of diseases, adversities, calamities,
Doom or any such travesties.
For such a fear is of the Devil;
The unholy fear of the doomed,
Who knows his fate is irrevocably sealed
And only goes from worst to worser still.
But the true and righteous fear of God
Is from God and hence divine;
It is the fear for one’s soul,
For which one is accountable to Him.
Such a fear teaches one
To safeguard one’s soul, which is eternal,
And consequently perseveres to seek
The irrevocable consummation of one’s salvation.