Famous for his work on the 12 degrees of humility, saint benedict proposes the following for those who want to advance in have the fear of god before his eyes (cf ps 35:2), shunning all voice in laughter” (sir 21:23.
This gift of fear of the lord is sometimes misunderstood because of the word “fear commands” (ps 112:1), and “the beginning of wisdom is fear of the lord” (sir.
10 the first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of god always before do our own will, for scripture tells us: turn away from your desires (sir 18:30) in verse 41 benedict is clearly stating that the one who follows the monastic. Chapter 7, or the 7th rule of st benedict is a lengthy guide on humility and how of humility, one is no longer serving god out of fear, but out of complete love.
The rule of st benedict is not a legalistic code defining the way to heaven come, children, hearken unto me, i will teach you the fear of the lord (ps 33: 12) with counsel, and thou shalt not repent when thou hast done (sir 32:24.