And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:s And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Jeremiah 32:39-40
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7
In this passage God tells the nation of Israel that He will give them a specific kind of heart. He says there hearts will be unified, and that this unity will come when they fear God. He said He would put a fear for Him in their hearts.
What do you think it means to have a heart that fears God? That could sound like a negative thing, But obviously God loves us. So, what does it mean to have a heart that fears God, and why is that a good thing?