"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Pro 9:10).
The knowledge of the Holy One is not something that many people have, and it is understood very little. Most people who have come to know the Lord Jesus realize that there is a difference between knowing about Him and actually knowing Him. But very few go beyond knowing Him casually as Savior and Friend to knowing Him deeply and intimately as the Holy One.
When we spend time with the Lord in His Word and in prayer, we will come to know the Holy One Himself. When we get a glimpse of what Isaiah saw, we too will cry, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory." (Isa 6:3b). This is true understanding.
But as Solomon taught, it begins with the fear of the Lord. It's wise to fear the Lord, since He is holy, awesome, majestic, and mighty. He is a consuming fire, Who dwells in unapproachable light. Around His throne are four, fearsome, living creatures, the twenty four elders, and countless myriads of angels praising and adoring Him. In all the universe, there is none who is His equal. He is greatly feared in the counsel of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around Him. His standard is high and lofty, and He will not lower it for anyone. After He has killed the body He is able to throw the soul into hell for eternity.
When you fear the Lord, you have begun to show wisdom. And when you grow in your knowledge of the Holy One, you gain understanding. Make it your aim to fear the Lord and grow in the knowledge of the Holy. It's high time we sought holiness and consecration to the Lord, but not just for a day or a week -- make holiness your lifelong pursuit. In the note below, I have included some articles to help you in your pursuit of holiness. For mercy is only available while you are on earth.
Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.
Author's note: Also see Garments of Godliness, Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations, Alcohol and Cigarettes -- Ten Divine Revelations, Rock, Rap, and Reggae Music -- Three Divine Revelations, Faith Works!, Avoid Becoming a Corrupted Christian, Holy Living in a Perverted World, Called to be Blameless, Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies, Keeping Sundays Holy, Salvation with Fear and Trembling, The Forgotten Sin of Worldliness, and Holy Fire Baptism.
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Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.