An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fear Is the Beginning

(Pro 9:10 KJV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

This is the verse people remember when they hear “the fear of the Lord.” It is one of many in Proverbs. Each one seems to have a different focus.

“Fear” (3374) is like many other conditions and actions. It is not the emotion itself, but its target, that determines if it is right or wrong. In many situations fear causes our body to ramp up and helps in self-preservation. In some cases fear keeps us from doing something stupid. When it comes to God we need to start with a healthy foundation of fear. That means we have begun to see who God is and what His character is. At least we have enough fear to move ahead.

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