A Good Beginning - The One Year Daily Wisdom

A Good Beginning

Read Proverbs 1

Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:7

The Bible makes it clear that God is sovereign. In other words, he has total and complete authority. We, his creations, should indeed “fear” him—for he has ultimate power. Yet we also know from the Bible that God is loving, merciful, and compassionate. So we are not afraid of God; instead, our “fear” should be reverence and awe that an all-powerful, sovereign God would care to reach out to us. When we fear the Lord, we are beginning to have knowledge about what really matters for our lives, which creates an attitude open to wisdom.

Those who would turn away at the possibility of having true wisdom are called “fools.” Such people despise what matters most, and therefore their lives are spent focusing on all the wrong priorities. God promises to give wisdom to all who ask (James 1:5). Let us fear the Lord so that he can teach us and make us wise.


Discover true fear.

Today, Lord, may I seek wisdom from you, knowing that you are the ultimate source of all wisdom and knowledge.

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