What does it mean to FEAR God?

Proverbs is an incredible book for young people.  There is so much wisdom about almost every life choice and relationship decision. I challenge you to begin reading through Proverbs this summer.  It will keep your mind renewed and your decisions in line with God’s will; and no doubt, if you apply the principles, you will grow closer to God.

But, where does WISDOM come from?  My dad always said grey hair was the sign of wisdom, so does that mean I can only be wise when i’m older?  We have wisdom teeth, what happens if I have them removed?  If I had a PHD, does that make me wiser than someone with just a bachelors?  Many people simply think wisdom is the application of knowledge, well does that count when you apply foolish knowledge too?  Wisdom…where are you?

Well…in Proverbs we see that indeed wisdom does not come from some magical source, nor from age, nor from a university…but from God and is discovered when we FEAR God.  (Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”; Proverbs 2:6, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

What does it mean to FEAR God?

Let’s discuss this and i’ll write a response on Wednesday…