"...if you will receive my sayings,
And treasure my commandments within you,
Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
For if you cry for discernment,
Lift your voice for understanding;
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will discern the fear of the Lord,
And discover the knowledge of God."
"Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your body,
And refreshment to your bones."
Proverbs 3:7, 8
The Fear of the Lord: A Closer Look
"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way,
And the perverted mouth I hate."
"There are six things which the Lord hates.
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises evil plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers."
"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser,
Teach a righteous man, and he will increase his learning.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."
Proverbs 9:9, 10