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.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Liberating Fear

(Pro 1:29 KJV) For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

There is “knowledge” (1847) and then there is knowledge.  Some is accepted by almost everyone.  We know that water is wet.  We accept that if something falls from a tall building it will be destroyed.  There is other knowledge that many people reject.  Marriage is between one man and one woman.  All have sinned.  This is what the context tells us these people are having a hard time with.

The thing that makes it impossible to ignore things we don’t like is that we have more “fear” (3374) of God than we do of our peers.  I don’t care if you have little knowledge of how electricity runs your refrigerator.  You will carefully plug it in making sure that your hands are not wet and you are not standing in a puddle.

So?  People who trust in God are much more able to deal with reality than those who live in denial. 

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