Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
It’s how intimacy with God is found.
Faith in the Lord is the beginning of miracles.
It’s how we are healed by the touch of his hem.
Fear of the Lord creates favor.
Faith in the Lord creates freedom.
Faith in the unseen
falls fresh over me;
Fear of tomorrow
falls under anxiety.
Where the Spirit is Lord
there is freedom.
Where the Spirit is rejected
there is folly.
Foolishness is found in the wicked.
Insight is expressed in the pure of heart.
Circles and stumbling are the paths of the lost.
Straight and sure-footed are the ways of the found.
Feelings of worthlessness consume the disconnected.
Feelings of belonging underline the union of One.
Fear of the Lord implies honor.
Fear of man implies failure.
Faith in God emanates freedom.
Faith in man emanates imprisonment.
Frivolity besets the careless.
Focused intention is the character of the sober minded.
Pride guides the self-centered.
Worship of the Lord is the glory given by men.
Balance and breath is tied to the yoke,
hard or light is determined by choice.
Feeling implies the living.
Numbness is connected to the dead.
Thoughtfulness is careful consideration.
Impulsiveness is reactive to flesh.
Spontaneous is the natural growth of an inward nature.
Reserved occurs from cultivated containment.
Forwardness is moving ahead.
Backwardness is moving in the opposite direction.
Twisted is the forcing of abnormal truth.
Straight is untying the knots of a plumb line.
Tormented is severe suffering.
Heavenly is rest within.
To scoff is to scorn.
To console is to mourn with.
Compassion comes from love.
Condemnation comes from hate.
Accusation is from the enemy.
Judgment comes from the Lord.
Blame is the name for fault.
Responsibility is the name accountability.
Sin is separation.
Blood is the bridge.
Life is found in the breath of God.
His breath departs from those who deny him.
Fondness is found in the fullness of God.
Indifference is found in the resistant and proud.
Instability is for those who chase after the wind.
Security is for those who live faithfully focused and free.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is -
his good, pleasing and perfect will.”