How many things come from my Awe of You? Your Love clings to my Awe of you. Awe of God is the beginning of wisdom, wisdom that begets good understanding, that beget knowledge of God. Halleluyah! how generous is Your goodness, that is revealed to those in awe of You. “This [Awe] is named beginning; it is the [force] through which one enters faith. The entire world is based on this connection. Awe branches in three directions, two of which are [not focused on God.
One who fears God’s physical or spiritual punishment is focused on himself and not on God at all. Be in awe of the Lord because He is infinite and supreme, source of all worlds], before whom everything is considered as nothing.
[Fear the Lord whether judgment or favor, arouse awe constantly fearing the Lord fittingly,] not hardening [your] heart, for one who hardens his heart falls into evil. This is the root and foundation of all the commandments in Torah. Whoever adheres to Awe adheres to all; one who does not, does not keep the connections of Torah, for this is the gate to all. It is written after Awe, beginning, sum of All. ” – Zohar
Fear and Awe point to the same force within us. It is Awe when focused on God. It is fear when focused on oneself. Awe focused on God binds us to God, the source of all. One who fears for oneself is bound to darkness. The wisdom that endures comes only from awe of God. Without the awe of God, there is no wisdom. Awe is the root of turning away from evil, enabling one to keep all 365 negative commandments. Nothing for my self all for I AM WHO I AM. All these form the first Letter of your Holy Name, Yud. Awe of YHVH heightens sharpens and is the source of my awareness of You.
Sin is to join below causing separation above, so blessings cease to flow into the world. “One should separate below and join above. Focusing ones awe up above towards God to be bound and unified to Him. Everything is in the hands of God except the fear of God. How great is, awe, in the sight of the Omnipresent, included in awe is humility, and included in humility is, devotion. Whoever possesses fear of God attains humility, and whoever possesses humility attains devotion.”– Zohar This is a prerequisite to divine service.
Blessing: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures forever. Blessed be the name of his glorious kingdom forever and ever.
Psalms: You who fear him, trust in the LORD – he is their help and shield.115:11 From everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s Love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.103:17 Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.112:1 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
“If only they would fear me and obey all my commandments as long as they live! Then things would go well for them and their children forever!” Deut. 5:29
Fitting awe emanates from my heart pushing forward and upwards into the Light. Arouse the divine energy of Awe of God, by meditating on this name of God: