The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him:
a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
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.
That’s from today’s readings and fear is what we’ll focus on today.
The title of this post is a word from both Czech and Slovak language. They say that it’s difficult to translate. It means to call a mobile phone only to have it ring once so that the other person would call back, allowing the caller not to spend money on minutes.
I’ve got a translation for it – College. 😉
Actually, it is rather difficult to translate and so is the Hebrew word that got replaced by the English word fear in the scripture above.
When Our Lord says we need to be childlike, He means it. How would a five-year-old react if all of a sudden they realized that their parents were gone? That child doesn’t fear their parents. They fear what might happen without their parents.
That’s what fear actually addresses in the Bible. It’s actually a sudden realization that we depend 100% on God. Scary?
Not if the Spirit in you “delights in the fear of the Lord.”