KNOW FEAR

When I was in high school there was a brand of gear (clothing, stickers, etc.) called “No Fear.” Their logo looked like this: I had that very sticker on the rear window of my 1988 Chevy S-10 pickup. I thought I was cool. I realize now, and in reality I knew then, that I’ve never been cool, but that’s beside my point. As is often the case, Christians capitalized on the popularity of the “No Fear” brand by creating their own line of products called “Know Fear.” This was their logo: The idea behind the “Know Fear” brand was a couple of verses found in Proverbs regarding fearing the Lord. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;fools despise wisdom and instruction.Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.Proverbs 9:10 The concept of fearing God is lost on most of us. It’s also one that, at the outset, can be easily misunderstood. When we think of fear, our minds naturally wander…

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