made sure it was all set and tested and ready.
Then He addressed the human race: ‘Here it is!
and Insight means shunning evil.’” (28:27-28)
"Here it is! Fear-of-the- Lord - that's Wisdom."
It is as simple as that. No card stuck up the sleeve, quarter behind the ear, no carrot dangling just outside our reach.
Here - here before you. Here - with you. Here - within you.
Our investment? Entering into the Covenant with Him. Taking Christ as our Savior, giving up self, putting Him before us. And in return for obedience to His call of baptism - the gift of The Holy Spirit as our Helper.
I love this article by Tassos Kioulachoglou:
The fear of the Lord
I would like to start this article with a different way than usual and instead of saying anything else to give some of the multitude of the Scriptures that refer to the fear of the Lord and the promises of God that are connected with it. Please read carefully:
1. The fear of the Lord: it is not a simple respect but it is not a terror either
"Who shall not fear You, O Lord and glorify Your name?"
"Do you not fear Me? Says the Lord. Will you not tremble at My presence, who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it. But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted and departed. They do not say in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest."
2. Boldness and the fear of the Lord in the New Testament
3. Fearing God: doing His will
“If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.”