Fear of the LORD
Fear implies respect, awe and (at times) knee-knocking terror.
It also acknowledges that everything, including knowledge and
wisdom, comes from total dependence on God.
The fear (Respect for) of the Lord lead people toward humility and away from pride.
Fear (Respect) of the Lord recognizes God's central place in the order of the world. God is the Creator and Master of all things.
With such an attitude, readers of Proverbs are more apt to listen to
God than to their own independent judgment.
Those who fear (Respect) the Lord receive wisdom because they begin to understand that everything is under God's rule and in his service. This is more than just an attitude; it is a way of living that takes
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into account God’s power and authority and our ultimate
accountability to him. The foundation of wisdom is God himself.
No wisdom exists apart from fear of the Lord.
Wisdom is closely connected to righteousness and remains
distant from evil. According to Proverbs, wisdom is gained
through observation and experience, from instruction based on
tradition, in learning from mistakes and finally, but most
importantly, through divine revelation.
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