The Fear of the Lord is His treasure.

O Lord, be gracious to us; we have waited for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. At the noise of the tumult the people shall flee; when You lift Yourself up; the nations shall be scattered; and Your plunder shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar; as the running to and fro of locusts, he shall run upon them.  The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. Vs. 2-5.

Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the Lord is His treasure. Isaiah 33:6.

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Times, ‘et; Strong’s #6256. A certain time, season, age, occasion, current times. ‘Et is different than ‘olam, which refers to a vast expanse of time, ‘et is used to describe a small space of time. ‘Et can be a season, such as Passover season, rainy season, harvest season, (2Chr. 35:17; Jer. 51:33; Zech. 10:1).

‘Et may refer to a portion of a lifetime, “time of old age” (Ps. 71:9) also “time of trouble,”  “time of love,” and “evil time,” (Ps. 37:39; Ezek. 16:8; Amos5:13).

The present reference speaks of the stabilizing force God will provide to the believers, even in the midst of uncertain times of this age (see vs. 2-5 for context).

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 02:01:28

    There is no question we are living in uncertain times. What a wonderful reminder of the stabilizing force that only our God can provide.

    These are some of the highest verses in scripture in my opinion. I know the entire Bible is the inspired Word, but there are verses that display the majesty of God in a unique way. The first of it makes an awesome prayer. The last of it shows His glory.

    All Christians have favorite verses. In the days in which we live, verses 2 and 5-6 would be good candidates.


    • Mannyr
      Jan 08, 2013 @ 15:15:01

      This post hit a cord in me. I take it as the fear of the lord which for us means reverential awe and respect for him. So in the fear of the Lord is His treasure
      tells me we are his treasure who love and respect and obey Him. Now that knocks hard on this Oakwood vessel.


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