An excerpt from "All About God.com" entitled, "Knowing God" states: "Throughout the Jewish Scriptures we learn that knowing God starts with fearing God. Indeed, “the fear of God is the beginning of understanding, wisdom, and knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 9:10, Psalm 19:9, Psalm 33:8, Psalm 111:10, and Ecclesiastes 12:13).
“The fact God indwells us must not be allowed to cloud the truth that He is above us, infinitely exalted above all creation. To think of God as transcendent inspires adoration and worship. Without this idea in our minds then worship is a mere ritual and a formality. In days past, men and women who knew what it was to walk in the fear of the Lord had, as a basis for their lives, the concept of God as “high and exalted.” However intimate their communion with God, they were gripped by the fact that God was high and lifted up. Why is it that in the modern-day Church we do not meet many of this ilk?” (Selwyn Hughes)." This article may be viewed at: Knowing God/allaboutgod.com
Reference: Romans 1:21