Day 3 – The Beginning of Wisdom
‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction’ Proverbs 4:7
The message version says ‘start with God – the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning’. The truth is this; the more of God you know and the more you imbibe God’s ways, the more wisdom in dealing with all life’s issues you possess.
Job 28:20 – 28 in Message version is a very interesting read…
“So, where does Wisdom come from? And where does Insight live? It can’t be found by looking, no matter how deep you dig, no matter how high you fly. If you search through the graveyard and question the dead, they say, ‘we’ve only heard rumors of it.’ God alone knows the way to Wisdom; he knows the exact place to find it. He knows where everything is on earth, he sees everything under heaven. After he commanded the winds to blow and measured out the waters, arranged for the rain and set off explosions of thunder and lightning, He focused on Wisdom, made sure it was all set and tested and ready. Then he addressed the human race: ‘Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord-that’s Wisdom and Insight means shunning evil.’”
The fear of the Lord here means the reverence for God, based on your knowledge of Him. Determine to walk in reverence for God as regards every aspect of your life today and you will discover that you will find it easy to know the right thing to do each time; you certainly will walk in all-round wisdom.
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