“Wisdom: Knowing the True Fear of the Lord 智慧：曉得對主真正的敬畏“（Proverbs 箴言 1:5-7）
Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance – for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Like fallen Adam and Eve hiding from God’s presence, fugitive Moses approaching a burning bush with no burning up as well as those chosen shepherds as witnesses of Jesus’ birth, they have had experience of a terror having no relation to mere fear of bodily harm but the presence of the divine. No lasting good can come from religious activities that do not root in this quality of creature-fear. The animal in us is very strong and self-confident. Until it has been defeated God will not show Himself to the eyes of our faith. To conclude, “No one can know the true grace of God who has not first known the fear of God!”
Prayer: Sovereign God, we should regard you with respect, awe and the proper reverence that the creature owes to the Creator and that the redeemed owes to the Redeemer. Thank you for reminding us that fearing you comes from your revelation and having right relationship with you is the key to the wisdom of life. Help us to cultivate that affectionate reverence by which we as your children bend ourselves humbly and carefully to your love as well as your will. Amen.