Honor, respect, and fear shades of meaning to understand the first step the beginning of wisdom
Always present, all powerful creator of the universe listening to each of our cries doing what is good
Awesome the thought the creator’s power His presence in our lives reaching down from the heights lifting us up.
August 13, 2009 Psalm 111:10 Psalm 111 Upper Room Disciplines 2009 for August 13, 2009 New Revised Standard Version: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.” New Century Version “Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord; those who obey his orders have good understanding. He should be praised forever.” and Alive Now Daily Reflection for August 12, 2009 http://alivenow.upperroom.org/daily-reflections/daily-reflections-for-august-10-16/ and see ---- The Beginning of Wisdom
In the beginning, we were afraid we knew our nakedness biting into the flesh of the fruit of the forbidden tree
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom the psalmist wrote, oh so long ago We forget so often forget He is a jealous God forget our weakness without him walk in our own paths for a separate false idol graven images and temporal pleasures Opportunities of epiphany lost in our self-reliance
Cleave to the Lord follow his commands love one another share in the Good News Hear His still voice burning within you now