BIB314 Book of Proverbs
September 15, 2015
The Fear of the Lord
According to Proverbs 1:7 it says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Webster defines wisdom as accumulated philosophic or scientific learning; as in knowledge, judgment, and insight. In Proverbs the wisdom that is discussed there is the wisdom that only comes from God. There are different kinds of fear, and as Christians, we should fear God with a particular kind of fear. We should fear God, not in an irrational and unpredictable way, such that is incompatible with love. Rather, we should fear him in a respectful way, as a child of his in Christ.
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Unbelievers fear the world, and want to be accepted and loved by it. However, Jesus tells us not to fear the world, but that we should fear God instead, because he is all powerful. This is why Solomon writes that fearing the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, because it is a consequence of one growing closer to God, and contrasting his righteous and perfect nature with one 's own corruption. “To “fear” God, then is to “know” Him and vice versa.” Solomon also says that the fear of God is a fountain of life, "The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death" (Proverbs 10.27 KJV bible). The fear of God is a powerful force, leading one out of the snares of death, and acting as a continual fountain of life for those seeking his mercy.
The foolish resist authority because they are only about doing what they want to do. What you fear is what you obey and to take that further, what you fear often controls who you are. Fools resist God because they have deceived themselves into thinking that they can do whatever they …show more content…
The fear that you will have for the Lord is a type of respect. It is the kind of fear that you have for me. Everyone has that one child that you can look at them like you might whoop them, and they get straight A’s. Then some people have that one child that you have to choke, slam, kick, and throw out the window. Just kidding!
I want you son to have that reverent fear of me, but I know there’s this look you get when you do something wrong, that’s a kind of reverent fear that we should have for God. I know that God loves me and grace is on me, but I’m not gone keep playing with God too much because He will tap my fanny. Son I know you love him and you know he loves you, and you’re forgiven for your past stuff, and he’s gracious but don’t keep playing with God. Continue to have respect and love for the Lord. I want you to remember this son “those who reject God will eventually dread Him, while those who are His wisely fear