The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
prudent are all who practice it.
His praise endures forever. Ps 111:10
A spirit of counsel and of strength,
a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord,
and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord. Is 11:2-3
What does it mean to fear the Lord? Aren’t we supposed to love God, and doesn’t he love us? How can we fear he whom we love and who loves us? In moral theology we make a classic distinction between two kinds of fear: servile fear and filial fear. But first, we need to look at how we react to fear.Continue reading “Filial Fear vs Servile Fear”