Posted in Daily Verse, The Way

Today’s Verse

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 1:7 NLT

This verse is deserving of some exposition and definition. In English, the word”fear” is, in common usage, almost exclusively defined in its negative aspect, that of dread or alarm.

But there is a second meaning of fear: that of profound, reverential awe or wonder. It is in this sense that it is used by the writers of Scripture. It is this usage that we must employ here. When we realize the goodness, power, majesty and grace of the One who created all things, then what other response is there but to fall dawn in awe before Him? After all, if we believe there is none like Him, then fear — awestruck wonder — comes naturally.

When we then stand in awe of God, we can acknowledge His wisdom and goodness. And when we do that, then we can begin to understand the Truths around us. And then we begin to grow in wisdom. ,

So then we can logically conclude that the fear of the LORD is indeed wisdom.



I am a Daughter of the Almighty King, a 60-something knitter, reader, Oak Ridge Boys fan to the max!

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