“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. “ (KJV) Proverbs 9:10
The idea of fear has been twisted. We tend to view fear as being afraid or scared – think horro films, haunted houses and dangerous situations.
This scriptures uses a different word (yirah) that focuses on reference. It is not a frightened emotion, but a wonder or overwhelming blanket of hope and expectation.
Coming to this place of awe – of speechless admiration – opens the door for wisdom to settle into the heart.
Are you in awe of the Lord, or has He become so “common place” that you often miss Him altogether?