FEAR THE LORD!!
7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Boy todays society hates this one!! And they evidently FEAR THE LORD but for a different reason and way than we do as believers! They want GOD taken out of everything so there are no ABSOLUTES! In other words they can sin and not have to worry about someone condeming them for there terrible sin they are so blatantly performing. It is everywhere and we as CHRISTIANS have to start standing up against life of a sinful nature. We have to start using GODS WORD to back up what we claim is sin that is being condoned in society today. Even to the extent of the churches that condone such sins. Scripture says noone is righteous, NO NOT ONE!!! But as CHRISTIANS we are to strive to be and become more like CHRIST everyday!! ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure you FEAR THE LORD AND BECOME WISER EVERYDAY!!
1: 7 In this present age of information and technology, we have plenty of head knowledge at our fingertips. But true knowledge— what the Bible calls wisdom— is all too scarce. Wisdom means far more than simply knowing a lot. It requires a basic mind-set that affects every aspect of life. This mind-set is characterized by an eager desire to learn from God, from experience, and from others. The foundation of true knowledge, or wisdom, is to fear the Lord, which means to revere, honor, and respect him, to live in awe of his power, and to obey his Word. Doing so will affect your identity, your attitudes, your actions, and your future. Keep drawing close to God— learn who he is, why he created this world, and what he wants you to know. Then you will be truly wise.
1: 7 One of the most annoying types of people is the know-it-all, the person who has a dogmatic opinion about everything, is closed to anything new, resents discipline, and refuses to learn. Solomon calls this kind of person a fool. Don’t be a know-it-all. Instead, be open to the advice of others, especially those who know you well and can give you valuable insight and counsel. Discover what others have to teach you; learn how to learn from others. Remember, only God knows it all.
Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
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