The Fear of The LORD

The Fear of The LORD

I wondered what it meant to fear The LORD. Let me share with you gems of verses to bring about a prospectively new revelation in underlying meaning. “The fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever” (Psalm‬ 111:10).

In my learning about Scripture, I have discovered deeper meanings behind the aforementioned verses. The Hebrew word “yirah” is a noun derived from the verb “yarah,” which means “fear.” The literal meaning of this “fear” or “yarah” means “flowing from the gut,” as the Hebrew language is known for expressive word choice. We can feel fear from within our gut as a signal of needing to check on what to do. 

The Hebrew word “hhakhmahn” is “the ability to distinguish between good and bad,” which is in fact wisdom. When we feel from our gut the signal of fear or yarah, we need to check what must be done, carefully consider our options and then chose what is good in the eyes of The LORD. This takes application of Word and knowledge through wisdom to become practical experience. 

It is written: “But his delight is in the law of The LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night” (Psalm 1:2).

Let us pray this aloud: Father, draw us closer in intimacy with Jesus for Your wisdom and understanding to flow through us into practical experiences. May we apply Word into our lives to come alive for Your Glory. Amen.

Blessings in The Most High


By Landon

2 replies on “The Fear of The LORD”

Amen. Thank you Brother Landon. We are on our way to Boggomsbaai to spend Christmas with our son and his family. Thank you for explaining what the fear of the Lord means. The deeper the relationship with God the deeper our experience of His love. Love drives out fear. Fear for punishment. Jesus has taken our punishment on the cross so we can go free. Free to know God Triune and fear Him from within our gut to make adjustments where it is necessary through the Holy Spirit in us. Blessings in the Most High God.


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