Friday, March 7, 2014

Isaiah, a Prophet of the Hebrew Scriptures

"But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. 
The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord" (Is. 11:1-3).

The ancient Greek and Latin translations of this passage read "piety" for "fear of the Lord," concluding the traditional seven gifts.



Counsel (Right Judgment)

Courage (Fortitude)


Reverence (Piety)

Wonder and Awe in God's Presence (Fear of the Lord).

The last of this litany list is my favorite.

I love to stand in awe in God's delight, fearing to violate God's love ever.

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