Saturday, March 16, 2019

Proverbs1:7-9 NIV 2011

The fear if the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Listen my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

Solomon stated he was the author of this proverb. Proverbs 1:1, “The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel.” Because of his position as the son and heir of King David’s throne God gave him wisdom. 1 Kings 4:29, “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight.” The fear of the Lord was a recurring reminder in his proverbs. Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” His written words evoked an action on the part of those listening. Choosing wisdom led to sound godly judgment. Fear of the Lord yields wisdom for God’s faithful people.

I may have all the information to make decision, but if I don’t include the Lord in the equation, I lack wisdom. Someone was sharing an experience from a resent seminar. Much of the presentation centered on the ability of self. “Secular Humanism is an attempt to function as a civilized society with the exclusion of God and His moral principles.” It’s the current way of thinking for many knowledgeable individuals. Once wise lawmakers no longer stand for the rights of the unborn. Fearing the Lord yields godly wisdom.

How do we use knowledge with humility?

Fearing God daily,

S

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