Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Didn’t we read last week that the fear of the Lord was the beginning of wisdom? And now we’re reading that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of many things. You can build a strong, rich faith when you start on the foundation of the fear of the Lord.
Knowledge is a key ingredient to a rich and full life, but you must mix it with plenty of wisdom and discipline. Stir well. Let it bake in the presence of the Lord until done. Then serve.
Building on top of the fear of the Lord is easy because he gives us the ingredients and the tools we need. You can build a tall wedding cake that won’t topple if you’ll just receive from the one who has all knowledge.
Fear the Lord. Respect his ways. When he gives you something, ask him to teach you how to use it. Remain willing to learn, and be amazed at how well he teaches.