So why does God say, "the fear of the Lord"?
Fear ~ is the opposite of faith and yet God wants us to trust him. To give him everything in our lives and lean not to our own understanding with things. The Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of change.
WISDOM ~ KNOWLEDGE of the holy one is UNDERSTANDING. When I read this verse I get it. I want to know God in a deeper way. I want him to use my life in a deeper way. I can not be afraid of change, but I must know that fear of the Lord is greater.
Proverbs 9:1-11 New Living Translation
9 Wisdom has built her house;
she has carved its seven columns.
2 She has prepared a great banquet,
mixed the wines, and set the table.
3 She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come.
She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.
4 “Come in with me,” she urges the simple.
To those who lack good judgment, she says,
5 “Come, eat my food,
and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live;
learn to use good judgment.”
7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.
Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
8 So don’t bother correcting mockers;
they will only hate you.
But correct the wise,
and they will love you.
9 Instruct the wise,
and they will be even wiser.
Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more.
10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom.
Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
11 Wisdom will multiply your days
and add years to your life.
FOUNDATION OF WISDOM ~ The fear of the Lord
It becomes time to have a personal relationship with God. A true friendship of love, caring and action. A friend who sticks closer than a brother. My foundation is set right and I know that. I also know that I am human and things will come my way. My faith might be tested and I can let wisdom guide me and lean to God. I love this chapter of love and seeing how important wisdom is and how fear works in a positive way.
God has connected our lives through this blog and HE gives you an opportunity to keep him number one in your life. Leaning to him and giving him thanks for all things. As time moves forward, so does your life into wisdom of life changing experiences. The biggest life changer is where you give your heart to God and allow him freedom to make and mold you.