“The fear of Yahweh, the true God is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov 1:7, 1:10)

Throughout the Scriptures there are many statements and passages concerning the wisdom God gives, but the major portion is the book of Proverbs. (Prov1:7,10) What does it mean to fear God? Read Paul’s inspired teaching in (2 Cor 5:10-11)” For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body… (NKJV) Our relationship with God is no different. To understand who He is, and to fear the consequences of living outside of His will and approval, truly is the beginning of wisdom. It is also the watershed between the wise and the foolish. Throughout Proverbs, wisdom is equated first and foremost with submission to God, while folly always includes a heart that is ignorant, apathetic, or rebellious. Read (Prov 1:7NIV; Prov14:2NIV; Prov14:16NIV) these verses show us that we desire to be wise, we will build our knowledge on a spiritual foundation, and we will remain open for correction from the Lord. Just as “wisdom is vindicated by her deeds” the moral dimension of wisdom in our lives is made evident by our righteous lifestyle. The foolish despise wisdom and discipline. They may be smart, but they are morally deficient because they reject the spiritual aspect of their lives. Proverbs presents all people with the only means by which we can avoid evil (Prov 16:6) Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord. (Kenneth M. Durham)

PRAYER LINE: O God, grant me an understanding heart, Your fear in my daily living and be free from the consequences of sin. Amen

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