Fear = Worship = Wisdom

Luke 4:6
“All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
(…and Jesus’ response)
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall WORSHIP the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.”

At the end of His 40 days of being tested in the wilderness, the devil told Jesus that he would give Him all power and authority, as recorded in Luke 4.  What is he talking about?  How can he give the Son of God everything that He Himself created?

But Jesus was not fooled.  He cannot be deceived by or or tempted with sin.  He did no sin according to the Apostle Peter, He knew no sin according to Paul, and in Him is no sin per the beloved disciple, John.

Jesus Defines Fear.
Notice Jesus’ response:  Every single time He spoke God’s word to him. 
In the scripture above, He was quoting the verse from Deuteronomy: 6:13 below: “You shall fear (yaré- יאר) the Lord your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.”
Notice anything? The word, “Worship,” doesn’t appear.  Jesus substituted the word “Worship” for the word “Fear” in the Old Testament verse.  So to “Fear” the LORD Jesus defines as “Worship!”
The Holy Spirit, as usual, delights in taking things a step further.  He uses the Hebrew letters to underscore this truth!
Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
Hebrew reads from right to left left and is a form of picture writing, like Chinese. These pictures are very consistent.
Yirah- יִרְאָה is spelled like this in Hebrew:
[י] yod:  open hand/power
[ר] resh:  think/meditate/head or leader
[א] aleph:  ox, sacrifice
[ה] hei:  grace
The word pictures tell a story, give us a window on God’s perspective, and tell us things you would never get from any definition:
When you “meditate” on the “power” of Jesus’ “sacrifice” and His “Grace,” you feel an overwhelming desire to “fear-worship” the Lord!


That brings us to the third part of this equation.  In Proverbs 1:7 it tells us that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,” right?  And what is “fear?  WORSHIP!  So you could just as accurately say that “WORSHIP IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE!”
 Fear = Worship = Wisdom!

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