Have you Ever Wondered What the Fear of the Lord actually is?

Have you ever wondered what the Fear of the Lord is?

If it’s the beginning of wisdom, like Proverbs states, then I should figure out what it means so I can be a wise man.

No better definition and explanation of the fear of the Lord have I found than what I read from Donald Grey Barnhouse’s Roman’s commentary.

Let me quote his lengthy but worthwhile explanation…..


God Himself has revealed to us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” If we understand that, we are a long way on the road to truth. We must be careful to understand that when the Bible speaks of “the fear of the Lord,” it is not talking about “the fright of the Lord….” The Devil is always at war with words, and he won a victory when he transferred the meaning of fright over to our word “fear.” There are even some Christians who do not understand the difference between the fear of the Lord and the fright of the Lord.

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