The Fear of The Lord (Reverence)

Proverbs 9:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

“The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom [its starting point and its essence], And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight.”


Fear as we know it to be is usually defined with emotions and feelings that are unpleasant or caused by an expectation or awareness of danger, as Merriam-Webster would describe it to be. If you look to the Word of the Lord in defining “fear,” you will see that it is a hindrance. It blocks, it distorts and can cause one to be stagnant spiritually in moving and growing in the things of Christ. Continue reading “The Fear of The Lord (Reverence)”