HOW many of us in the early study of Christian Science have been puzzled by the apparently disquieting statement in the ninth chapter of Proverbs, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom"? Are we really to fear the Lord—the Lord whom we are just beginning to love and trust and to understand as that perfect Love which casteth out fear? Our dawning understanding seems to rebel against it. Taken literally, such a statement is inconsistent and contradictory, and so we must search for its inner meaning.
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