Fear Or Awe?

32.02Question: What is “in fear of the Creator”?

Answer: Fear before the Creator means having a sense of caution in dealing with Him. You understand that this is the absolute and if you come to Him, it is only with some suggestions and desires that are worthy of addressing Him; it would be impossible to address Him with disregard or with something unimportant. It must be something very special.

Question: Then, is it correct to say awe before the Creator rather than fear before the Creator?

Answer: No, awe comes first. As Kabbalah advises, you should understand that the Creator, in principle, responds only to one request from a person: the request to develop the quality of bestowal within oneself, love for the other, which the Creator has. That is, I would ask to be similar to the Creator.

Question: In general, should we fear God?

Answer: No, there is no need to be afraid. It is necessary to feel trepidation. Fear arises from the fact that you would like to avoid Him. This is not a good quality.

Trepidation, however, is necessary. After all, you are constantly searching for the means to come closer to the Creator and address Him as well as to receive some qualities from Him And implement them in order to be closer to Him.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 4/3/19

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