5th September 2017

The Foundation of Wisdom

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10 (NKJV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Initially, the connection between these two concepts may be difficult to grasp. How can fearing God make us wise?

First, we need to understand what it means to fear the Lord. This term is used to describe an awesome reverence for God that moves us to acknowledge Him as the sovereign ruler of heaven and earth, submit to His will, and aim to walk in obedience. God looks on our hearts, not our performance. The result of such a response will be the acquisition of wisdom.

If we commit ourselves to living for God’s purpose rather than our own, we will gain greater understanding of Him. The Holy Spirit will enable us to see circumstances and people from His divine perspective. This kind of wisdom reaches beyond human perception and gives us discernment to make decisions that fit the Lord’s plans for our life. Knowing that He always works for our best interests, we are empowered to walk confidently through both good and bad times.

We all need to examine our attitudes toward the Lord. If we truly revere Him, we will listen for His directions and heed His warnings. A desire to honour and please Him will motivate us to resist evil with His help, and seek to live in obedience to His will.

The closer we walk with Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, the greater will be our wisdom.

Father God, please help us to submit to your will in our lives and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Study by Allan Frankcom


About the Author:
Allan Frankcom is on the Pastoral Council of the Bristol Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK. He and his wife, Julie have attended the Bristol Church for over 30 years.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Bristol
Emmersons Green Village Hall
Emmerson Way
South Gloucestershire BS16 7AP

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Allan Frankcom
Email: jf007d9991@blueyonder.co.uk

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