A few entries back, I opened with...
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7
A common criticism towards this language and type of relationship with God is that our Creator is some scary, punishing God - one to be 'feared'. I get quite the opposite from this. Sometimes we addicts must step back and suspend all preconceptions... and also be sure not to robotically press the 'PLAY' button in our heads. We must stay open and educable.
Be humble, and in a healthy way, fear doing the wrong thing for the
effect it will have on self and others. To fear wrongdoing is wisdom,
for we have
been blessed with the knowledge of the certainty of cause and effect, a
better allows us to love ourselves, love others, and ultimately love
God. To fear God is also to be vigilant not to become narrow
and closed to new ideas and information. Remain a sponge, yet firm in
our resolve that God Is. The boundaries of our knowledge rest in
understanding and respecting where we come from.
God, please give me knowledge and wisdom, and instruct me how to better do Thy will and Thy work...