Wisdom and the Fear of the Lord
Proverbs 7-9; Romans 9
“To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.” Proverbs 8:13
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Wisdom begins with a relationship with God, where we acknowledge that we aren’t God! The humility to worship and serve our Creator is the first step on the path of wisdom and understanding. To pursue wisdom apart from God is arrogance and ultimately futile. Wisdom is formed in those who fear God as they learn to distinguish good from evil. Wisdom is formed in moral choices and patterns of thinking and speaking as we learn and follow God’s ways. The only way this is possible is through a teachable, humble attitude in our approach to life.
“Lord Jesus, teach me wisdom in the inmost place of my life that your life would be expressed in me.”