“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7).
To fear the Lord is to have awe and respect. It is a faith perspective acknowledging that he is the creator and sustainer of all things. Such a perspective broadens our outlook and curiosity regarding the universe and the entirety of God’s creation. It sets us on a quest of discovery that he makes known to us through revelation, experience, observation, and reason. Thus, I have never understood those who consider scientific discovery to be an affront or challenge to faith. On the contrary, I celebrate all scientific discovery as but another testimony of the majesty, glory, and wonderment of God’s creation. Faith takes us to a place of possibilities that the limitations of the scientific laboratory never could. Who, truly, is the most narrow-minded. Faith sees beyond that which can be observed, measured, repeated, documented, and approved by peer review.