The beginning of wisdom
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by Me (wisdom) your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.
Do you fear the Lord? Not afraid so you run and hide from Him. The kind of fear I’m talking about it a reverential, awesome fear. That you know how powerful He is and how His kingdom rules over the just and unjust. Not even in a bad sense but in a good way. That you know His goodness is always happening, so you want to stay close to Him to be in it.
Today’s verses are about the fear of the Lord. It says wisdom starts with fearing the Lord. The very first place you start when you recognize your need for God and His salvation is fear of eternal separation from Him. The wisdom that shows you to walk with the eternal heavenly Father is where good is and to reject Him is where evil lives. Its when you hold God in such a high regard that you are afraid to live away from Him. That you know where your strength comes from. You know that your protection and well being come from staying close to Him. You know that without Him, you have no hope, no reason, and no purpose. The scripture says this wisdom multiplies your days and adds years to your life! Glory to God!
Today I want to encourage you to fear the Lord. Not the kind of fear that runs away from Him, but the kind that runs to Him. He is your guard and your fortress. In Him you have all that you need and in Him, you never need to be afraid of anything else. Step into a new understanding today of the fear of the LORD and commit to staying there for all your multiplied days and added years of your life.
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 9