” The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom ” stands out as a key theme in the book of Proverbs. To be wise we need a fear of the LORD. A fear that will lead us to the one who came to save us from all fear and who tells us ” Fear not…..”. It was the thief on the cross that said to his companion; ” Do you not fear God…”, who heard from Jesus; ” Today you will be with me in paradise.” The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom but it is not the end of wisdom. A true fear of the LORD leads us to the one whose love casts out all fear.