In this wisdom moment, we discuss the fear of the Lord spoken of in the book of Proverbs in the Bible.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
Knowledge without the fear of the Lord is not a good thing. We know that knowledge puffs up a person with pride and they are setting themselves up for a huge fall. It is not a bad thing to gain knowledge in the Bible or the world, but you want to do that with the fear of the Lord.
When we live in the fear of the Lord, we know that He is always watching us, and we live our life for Him and to please Him.
“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Proverbs 15:3
This verse alone should give us the fear of the Lord. Also, when you are a believer, Jesus is in you! We can’t live independent of God and His expectations because He is God and it is His way and His will that should rule in our lives.
A healthy fear of the Lord does not mean you should walk around scared and fearful that something bad is going to happen. It is being in awe of God and aware that He sees all! God wants us to grow in this fear of Him as we gain knowledge.
We must also remember just because someone has knowledge and is smart does not mean they are wise. Many that know so much in the world or even some people in the church do not want to hear anything about wisdom or instruction. We can check someone by watching for these traits in their character and know that if a person does not accept wisdom or instruction then they are not the best person to listen to or take advice from. We must surround ourselves with others who also fear the Lord. What do you think about this? We want to hear from you! You can write to us at [email protected]. John and Pat shared in this segment.
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