Why a study on the Fear of the Lord? I’ve long felt a need in my own heart and mind to truly understand it. Proverbs says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of both knowledge and wisdom. I desire to grow in both knowledge and wisdom; and since the Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning – well, that’s a very good place to start. I’m sure we all know people who have a lot of knowledge but do not have the fear of the Lord. We probably also know people – though fewer in number – who have at least a measure of wisdom yet do not fear the Lord. So what exactly is it?