I LOVE going through Proverbs again in our SWC Bible Reading Plan! There is such wisdom in these 31 chapters that even unbelievers quote from them! BUT the greatest wisdom comes to born again, Spirit filled believers who have the Teacher IN us Who will teach us way beyond what the printed words are saying! He applies them specifically to our own individual lives so that we can continue to grow and mature in the things of God. I EXPECT to learn something new about God, His Word and His ways every time I open my Bible. I hope that YOU do, too. Look at Proverbs 1:7:
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.
The fear of the Lord is NOT being afraid of what He might do, but it is being aware of WHO He is and holding Him in great esteem, honor, respect, love and obedience! What are the SURE results of our being a DOER of this Word? We gain knowledge and understanding of Who He is, and who WE are IN HIM! When there is such a lack of even common sense in our world today, the Word of God is our sure and certain ANCHOR! Dive in with us as we continue for the these 31 days to read, study, meditate and obey this Godly Wisdom! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Anchor":
Shalom in Him!