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Originally posted by lucum per lucerna
Hello Good Friends,
I think this is a very interesting thread subject and I personally thank Esoteric Teacher for sharing it with us.
In my humble opinion, The Fear of the LORD is a very beautiful and efficacious mindset to have which, GreatTECH wisely stated, leads us to the development of a Reverential feeling of Awe for God. Another way to interpret Fear of the LORD would be to consider it an act of Solemn Observance, meaning a humble and earnest desire to learn must first be had.
The FEAR of the LORD was initially and should continue to be viewed as a "Philosophy" that requires a very specific train of thought in order to be properly grasped.
With these ideas firmly in hand, perhaps we will be enabled to see a deeper truth in the strange and abstruse, "...FEAR of the LORD."
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
The fear of The LORD is The beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Then shalt thou understand The fear of The LORD, and find The knowledge of God.
If we solemnly observe the teachings of "The FEAR of the LORD" we will find the knowledge of God. This is to say that we will be afforded a glimpse behind the Temple Veil and the true nature of God will be revealed.
The fear of The LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and The evil way, and The froward mouth, do I hate.
The fear of The LORD is The beginning of wisdom: and The knowledge of The holy is understanding.
It is the Temple of MAN. We can view the outer portico or vestibule as the first steps in conscious ascension. It is the area that leads away from the common considerations of the herd or worldly identification. We are here when we begin to desire greater meaning and purpose in life. The next juncture is the Holy Place. It is here that those who are determined to devalue a life of superficiality inevitably arrive. It is in this room that we prepare or rather groom ourselves to gain entrance into the Holy of Holies. This is the room that most spend the most time in. This is were our thinking and mannerisms are refined to a point preceding perfection. When we achieve the correct outlook the veil will be lifted and the light [understanding] will shine through.
The fear of The LORD is The instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Before we can lay claim to the cosmic mind and thus, achieve great honor, we must sincerely humble ourselves.
"...For thou desirest not sacrifice nor burnt offerings but a broken and contrite heart. ps 51:16-17
I hope this was of interest.
Originally posted by AngelaLadyS
I think that fear allows us to respect Him.