Wednesday, January 05, 2011

What's up with "fearing" the Lord?

The Bible says that the fear of the Lord Is the beginning of wisdom, (Psalm 111:10) and the beginnning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7). This has misled many people, because the truth is that fear is really evil and is indeed the only enemy we have. 

You can heal any condition if you can get rid of the fear attaching to it. Trouble or sickness is nothing but subconscious fear outpictured in our surroundings. It is true at all times that "we have nothing to fear but fear itself."

How then do we account for the texts quoted? 

The answer is that in the Bible the fear of God means reverence for God, not fear in the usual sense of the word.  Reverence for God is the beginning of wisdom. 

How do we show reverence for God? 

Not by fine professions or sanctimonious prayers, but by seeing God everywhere, refusing to recognize anything unlike Him, and by living the Christ life.
Confidence is worship. You worship whatever you trust. 
Are you trusting more in evil or in good? in fear or in God? 
What are you worshiping? 
That is the test.

"Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace."  Job 12:21.

 In Oneness,


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