The Fear Of The Lord

The Fear Of The Lord

I started doing a Bible Study this week on Wisdom. It’s with a big ministry. Somethings have stood out to me, that I’ve not seen or thought about before. Crazy, how God does that, right? We at times may want to think we have wisdom and know more than we do.  Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t.


The root of wisdom is fearing the Lord. What does it mean to do this? Is it what we picture In our minds as fear being? If I had to take a guess, no it wouldn’t, and you know why? Because God’s ways aren’t our ways.

It’s a healthy fear…not like if you fear someone cause they might hit you or yell at you, or something like that.

Fear of the Lord” generally refers to a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission to God.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7).

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding (Psalm 111:10).

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). 

If we want wisdom we have to fear God. It helps us understand His ways. Wshould be going to Him first with things before anyone else. This is a hard one for me because at times I want to go to my friends for advice, and there’s nothing wrong with that. We must remember to go to God first. He can use friends and family to tell us the answer or have a way to help.


There you have it. That’s what I learned this way. This really spoke to me. What from scripture has spoken to you lately?

Allyson Carter About Allyson Carter

Allyson Carter is a contemporary and suspense author and blogger. She lives in Indiana with her husband, four children, a dog and three cats, where she homeschools her children, three on the autism spectrum. She has a personal blog at Faith and Homemaking where she writes about her family and faith.

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