The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 NIV
Have I ever said I LOVE BibleGateway?
My Study Bible from college is good but I don’t have to turn pages to search online – or buy multiple versions. Maybe I would remember where things are better if I did more turning.
I went there to continue in Isaiah when the verse above caught my attention.
I was listening to someone who has studied the Word a LOT and was talking about fear of the Lord. My thoughts as I listened were, “What of the Counselor – the Holy Spirit?”
We can know God’s Word inside and out and read several commentaries and study theories, but God sent His Spirit to help us understand His Word for each of us personally.
The veil was torn so ALL would have access.
Are you seeking the Spirit for understanding??
From Matthew Henry’s Commentary
1. Let them know wherein true wisdom consists, and what will be their entertainment at Wisdom’s table, Prov. 9:10. (1.) The heart must be principled with the fear of God; that is the beginning of wisdom. A reverence of God’s majesty, and a dread of his wrath, are that fear of him which is the beginning, the first step towards true religion, whence all other instances of it take rise. This fear may, at first, have torment, but love will, by degrees, cast out the torment of it. (2.) The head must be filled with the knowledge of the things of God. The knowledge of holy things (the word is plural) is understanding, the things pertaining to the service of God (those are called holy things), that pertain to our own sanctification; reproof is called that which is holy, Matt. 7:6. Or the knowledge which holy men have, which was taught by the holy prophets, of those things which holy men spoke as they were moved by the holy Ghost, this is understanding; it is the best and most useful understanding, will stand us in most stead and turn to the best account.