This gift is described by Aquinas as a fear of separating oneself from God.
He describes the gift as a “filial fear,” like a child’s fear of offending his father, rather than a “servile fear,” that is, a fear of punishment.
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
What are the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit and what do they mean?
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. Roman Catholics believe that initiates receive these seven gifts at Baptism, and that they are strengthened at Confirmation so that one can proclaim the truths of the faith.
What is the spirit of the fear of the Lord?
In Isaiah 11:1-3, the prophet describes the shoot that shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, “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.”
What are the seven spirits of God in Revelation?
The sevenfold ministry of the spirit
Isaiah 11:2–3 (NASB). Including the Spirit of the Lord, and the Spirits of wisdom, of understanding, of counsel, of might, of knowledge and of fear of the LORD, here are represented the seven Spirits, which are before the throne of God.
What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit enables Christian life by dwelling in the individual believers and enables them to live a righteous and faithful life. The Holy Spirit also acts as comforter or Paraclete, one who intercedes, or supports or acts as an advocate, particularly in times of trial.