Where Wisdom Starts

Proverbs 9:10“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). I wonder what kind of fear that is. It must not be the fear that He will reject me if I accidentally do something wrong or that He will give up on me if I fail too many times. No, it can’t be fears like that because that fear involves torment, and God’s perfect love casts that out (1 John 4:18).

Rather, surely that “fear of the Lord” recognizes His awesome power, might, intelligence, and total authority. It acknowledges that He is God, and I am not; that He is the potter, and I am clay; and that He is absolutely righteous, pure and true. It is fear that seeks to obey His commands and walk His way. And obeying Him and His laws always results in a better outcome than anything I or any other human being could plan or do. Thus, the fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom.

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5 responses to “Where Wisdom Starts

  1. You have written about this so well! Nicely done!

  2. Yes and Amen
    We can overcome and do all things in Christ our anointing.
    He has everything in control there is nothing to fear in the world for he is the Sovereign God and our God is a consuming fire.
    His awesomeness makes and creates in us a sober judgement of his Sovereignty which is our fear of the Lord.
    Thank you Jesus for Grace
    Thank You Holy Spirit for council and Comfort.
    Amen

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