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אָז תָבִין יִרְאַת יְהוָה וְדַעַת אֱלֹהִים תִמְצָא
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2:5)
From the desk of the Elder
As believers we must meet certain requirements to understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. The writer of the proverb teaches the fear of the Lord being more than the human creation of Elohim fearing and reverencing him.
Fear of the Lord or "יִרְאַת יְהוָה" (yir'at Adonai) [Yehovah] means more than fearing the Lord in the way we understand fear, or referencing the Lord in the way we understand reverence. The phrase "the fear of Lord" is a foundational pillar of true worship, power, honor, and privilege.
For example, Psalms 111:10 tells us "רֵאשִׁית חָכְמָה יִרְאַת יְהוָה" the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. Notice for all you Hebrew scholars "רֵאשִׁית" is from "rosh" or head, or beginning. In addition, Psalms 19:9 tells us David said, "יִרְאַת יְהוָה טְהוֹרָה" the fear of the Lord is clean. [notice how יְהוָה is always pronounced Adonai - more on this later].
The word for clean in this verse is "טְהוֹרָה" (tahowrah) which means pure. In Greek, the word is Kαθαρτοσ sometimes spelled Kατηαρτοσ (pronounced kathartos) and resembles the Hebrew tahowrah. Remember the words of Yeshu'a Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Christ): "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:8).
Isaiah uniquely described the fear of the Lord as "יִרְאַת יְהוָה הִיא אוֹצָרוֹ" the fear of the Lord is his treasure. In other words our Creator allows us the honor and the privilege of fearing and reverencing him, and Isaiah describes these acts as the treasures of God. We must fear and reverence our Lord by maintaining purity of heart toward our Creator, and pure love toward each other.
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