Topic: Wisdom in Reverence for God
[DCLM Daily Manna 1 April 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Psalms 111:1-10 (KJV)
Key Verse: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever” (Psalms 111:10).
Many people assume they can become wise by experiences, academic attainment and acquisition of riches without admitting God as their Guide. This however, is mere folly and futility.
The Psalmist declares his own intention to acknowledge and praise the Lord with the whole of his heart, considering the works of His hands, His righteousness, covenant, power, compassion, judgment and commandment. His ways are so great, glorious, wonderful, everlasting, sure and upright. He sent redemption to the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt and the captivity of Babylon as well as to all humanity from the slavery of sin through His Son Jesus Christ.
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The works of the Lord for His children have always been wondrous and unfathomable. Many of such works are recorded in the Scriptures: the creation of heaven and earth, the parting of the Red Sea and river Jordan, the collapse of Jericho wall, the supernatural miracle working power of Christ, to mention a few. So many have been wrought in our dispensation to inspire us to praise the Lord and reverence His great name. This culminated in the conclusion drawn by the psalmist that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
As Christians, how do you measure wisdom? Is it by worldly standards that result in foolish choices? To attain wisdom is by no other means but by the fear of the Lord. And this demands that we honour God in all humility and worship Him for His wondrous works. We must always remember that the foundation for true wisdom is to recognise God as the Source of wisdom. Ask God for grace to always reverence and praise Him as you behold the glory and splendour of His wonder.
Thought For The Day: Reverence for God is the path to wisdom.
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