THE FEAR OF THE LORD COMES FROM INTENSE SEARCHING AND SEEKING
Prov. 2:1 My son, IF you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 THEN you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
I have always loved this passage. It reminds me of what is needed to understand the fear of the Lord and what I need to do to find the knowledge of God. It is indeed an intense search. If I will do the following, then I will understand.
1. Accepting His Words
2. Storing up His Commands
3. Turning my ear to wisdom
4. Apply my heart to understanding
5. Call out for insight
6. Cry aloud for understanding
7. Look for it as for silver
8. Search for it as for hidden treasure
Are you willing to make this kind of search to find the knowledge of God? Are you willing to seek to find God Himself?
He is well worth the pursuit.