The Fear of the Lord.
For many, this topic is so clear and yet, so confusing. Some will say it is fear as in reverence. Others will say fear is fear.
The Bible I read says there can be an understanding of “the fear of the Lord.” In Prov 2:5
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
This might cause a journey through the Bible, studying the word of God. Such study would be a proper thing according to the immediate preceding verse of Prov 2:4, searching for her (wisdom) as you would seek hidden treasures.
In Prov 15:33, we find
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
What is the fear of the Lord? It is the instruction of wisdom. AND before honor is humility. If we are to receive the honorable instruction, from the Word of God – The Bible, we first must humble ourselves in our approach and attitude, right?
In Prov 9:10 we see
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Wisdom. Understanding. How about that? Prov 3:13 would describe such a person to be happy to find those things:
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
Here’s to Fear of the Lord; seeking treasures in God’s word; finding wisdom and understanding; and happiness.
Probably in that order.
A Proverbs a day, keeps evil at bay.