If God is “all loving” then why does he tell us to fear him? Here are the verses:
Matthew 10:28 – And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Philippians 2:12-13 – 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.
Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 8:13 – The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
Psalms 33:8 – Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Deuteronomy 10:12 – And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Proverbs 14:27 – The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 3:7 – Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Psalms 25:14 – The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Luke 1:50 – And his mercy [is] on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Psalms 111:10 – The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
Psalms 86:11 – Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
It’s wise to fear the one that is eternal, almighty, unaccountable and all-knowing. Think not that we know something more than the word of God. The word of God is a sword that puts our soul to the test.