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The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

“What we, following the Scriptures, call the fear of God, is not terror or dread, but an awe that holds God in reverence.” ~ Martin Luther

The communion of the Christian with God: Described on the basis of Luther’s statements, by Wilhelm Herrmann, transl. by J. Sandys Stanyon, revised by R. W. Stewart (1906)

When you can finally, as much as is humanly possible,
grasp how supreme, absolute, utter, unparalleled, excellent, powerful, mighty, and great God is
and it causes you to have an overwhelming feeling of
reverence, wonder, deep respect, admiration, love, and honor
towards Him and all of His creation
THAT is the beginning of  the knowledge of what is true
and a discernment or insight into understanding.

FEAR verses REVERENT AWE

FEARFEAR:  a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, or pain, whether the threat is real or imagined. The feeling or condition of being  afraid

Associated With:
harm
distress
deception
uneasiness
anxiety
stress
inadequacy
judgment

REVERENTIAL AWE

 

 

 

AWE: an overwhelming feeling of reverence and admiration produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like; overwhelming wonder, respect, veneration

ADMIRATION: a feeling of wonder, pleasure, or approval.

GRAND: impressive in size, appearance, or general effect, stately, majestic, or dignified, regal, magnificent, splendid, royal, exalted, great, brilliant, superb

SUBLIME: supreme, outstanding; complete; absolute; utter: unparalleled; supreme

REVERE: a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; honor, esteem, adore

RESPECT: esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, to hold in esteem or honor

ESTEEM: deference combined with admiration and often with affection

VENERATION: an almost religious attitude of deep respect, reverence, and love

Associated With: Strength, Power, Majesty, Security, Comfort, Inclusion, Love, Peace, Righteousness, Dignity, and Worthiness

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