Fear God, Get Wisdom

The fear of the Lord is the first step to wisdom

Prov 1-3 How are you preparing the next generation to be wise leaders of their homes and our nation? As an author and father, King Solomon took time to write words of wisdom for his children and his children’s children. We are the beneficiaries of these wise sayings. First, there are thirty-one chapters, making it easy to read one chapter a day for an entire month and then repeat it over and over. Then, choosing one principle from your chapter will give you wisdom and discernment for yourself and your family.

Why do we need Proverbs? We need it because we are prideful people lacking in humility. Proverbs of will guide us and lead us away from errors in judgment to discernment and discretion. “Fearing the Lord is the beginning of discernment, but fools have despised wisdom and moral instruction.” [Prov 1:7] King Solomon contrasted the wise with the foolish so we may be discerning. The wise fear the Lord; the foolish are bold and do not fear God or man. The Apostle Paul wrote: “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” [Rom 3:18]  Unlike the foolish, men who fear God revere Him because He is holy. We are to “be holy as He is holy.” [1Pet 1:15 paraphrase]

Rom 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how unfathomable his ways!

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