In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
– Proverbs 14:26
Proverbs begins with the “fear of the Lord” as “the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7). Confidence and security are particular blessings of that fear in this proverb. We are urged not to misplace our fear, but to put it in the Lord and we will have refuge (Proverbs 3:25-26; 18:10). The second phrase indicates a legacy left by the man who fears the Lord (Proverbs 13:22; 20:7).