The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Reverence for God; respect for his law, his will, his government, himself; the fear of offending him, will lead us to do right. This fear is not that of a slave; it is not mere dread; it is not terror. It is consistent with love, and springs from it. It is consistent with calmness of mind and promotes it. It does not produce terror, but rather delivers from it, and preserves the mind from alarm. In view of God’s great acts and faithfulness, fearing Him is the better part of wisdom. Our obedience expresses reverential trust.
Praise to the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. The works of the LORD are great, pondered and studied by all those who delight in them. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endure for ever. Amen
Today's devotion written by Francis Leung, LifeWay Epping