Fear in this scripture is defined as “a holy awe or reverence of God and his laws.” We all must seek the knowledge of God but if we don't have a reverent fear and awe for Him or His laws, we’ll never get our answers! Webster’s Dictionary goes on to say, “leading the subjects of it to hate and shun everything that can offend such a holy being, and inclining them to aim at perfect obedience.”
We’ve been trained to be afraid of everything. We innately carry that same fear into the things of God. There are people who are scared of God because they think He’s a hard master, ready to strike them dead with lightning. True fear of God hates what God hates. True fear of God refuses to do anything that would offend the Holy Ghost. When we do things to please Him, we invoke true knowledge.
Knowledge brings life. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children” That’s heavy! The reason the problem stays is because you haven't received the knowledge to move the mountain! This lack of knowledge not only effects YOU, it affects your children!
Today, ask God to fill you with knowledge. Ask Him to remove anything that would repel wisdom and discipline. Remove pride from your life that would hinder God’s correction thus allowing ignorance to prevail. In the name of Jesus!