Topic — The Fear of the Lord; The Beginning of Wisdom
[Seeds of Destiny 6 May 2019 Devotional] Wisdom is needed in order to be relevant in life and make impact on earth.
SCRIPTURE: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Wisdom is needed in order to be relevant in life and make impact on earth.
Wisdom, according to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, is the ability to make sensible decisions and give good advice based on experience and knowledge. It is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise.
Wisdom is a critical requirement for a profitable life in time and in eternity. This means the absence of wisdom is the abundance of losses – losses in this life and in the life to come. People lose where wisdom is lacking. People even lose their souls in eternity in hell for failure to apply their heart to the wisdom of embracing the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ (Rev.21:8).
Wisdom is the mystery behind an outstanding life in every realm (Ecclesiastes 8:1). Throughout Scriptures, we see that people who were outstanding, walked with God and made impact in their generation were people of wisdom. Wisdom is needed in order to be relevant in life and make impact on earth. Solomon, for instance, made impact by wisdom (1 Kings 10:4).
Now, what is the secret of wisdom? It is the fear of the LORD (Proverbs 9:10). The fear of the Lord is the entry qualification for the school of wisdom. Where the fear of the Lord is lacking, people are denied access to the Wisdom of God. This fear of God is achieved by the knowledge of the Word of God. The more of His Word you know, the more of His fear you will connect. Men who study the Bible fear the Lord. So, distance from the Word equals the death of the fear of God. As long as the Bible is in your possession and it is not for decoration, you will abide in the fear of the Lord.
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My counsel is, study God’s Word consistently and diligently in order to understand what it means to fear God and possess the wisdom of God.
REMEMBER THIS: Wisdom is needed in order to be relevant in life and make impact on earth.
1.Seek the Wisdom of God at the place of prayer.
2.Let the Word of God be your guide in your life’s decisions always.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You impact me with Your wisdom from above. Let Your fear be in me always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.