How many of us when we pray ask God to give us the gift of the fear of the Lord?
Job had tasted everything that life could offer him yet he knew that the value of wisdom was far beyond that of wealth, and that wisdom is found in fearing the Lord.
“But where can wisdom be found?
Where does understanding dwell?
And he said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.” (Job 28:20, 28)
Our whole duty to God was summed up in Deuteronomy 10:12 when it was written:
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
In these uncertain times, God’s wisdom becomes all the more precious to guide our hearts and strengthen our resolution. So, when you pray, ask God to give you the most precious gift: the gift of the fear of the Lord.
Come, Holy Spirit and grant me the gift of the fear of the Lord.