Fear of the Lord is the Beginning

Ominous Clouds

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning[i] of wisdom[ii]….” is a statement in Proverbs that seems as old and worn in this modern age as it is familiar. (Prov. 9:10) We tend to gloss over the statement as if it were a simplistic notion from a different time in human history, like an obsolete tool that has little present use or a crude instrument that causes more damage than the good it was once thought to produce (as if we now know better than to consider fear to be helpful in these enlightened times). But, we ignore this time worn adage to our detriment.  Continue reading