Good morning, God —thank you!!
Fear of you is hatred of evil and the beginning of knowledge, reverential fear. “Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” In your eyes, the way of sin is pride, arrogance, and perverted speech you hate. Or lacking love by doing to others what you would not want anyone doing to you. Therefore, I desire to live fruitfully, loving you and others by walking in your way —in honor of you and your sovereignty! In Jesus’ name. Amen.
13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.