Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom

Today I read Proverbs 9 which again focuses on gaining wisdom.  One phrase in particular stood out to me.  Solomon said that fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.  I personally think the reason that is true is because the wise fear, or respect and worship, God.  Fools mock God and reject His wisdom.  I often wonder to myself how people who live a life focused only on their own selfish desires will respond or feel when they are faced with the truth and they have to stand face to face with God to justify their lives.  We all will have to stand in front of our Savior to be judged on how we lived our lives and it will be mighty uncomfortable for us if we have not spent our time doing as He asked us to do.  Each of us gets to decide how to spend our days and our time in this life but we will each be asked an accounting of how we spent our time and if we helped those around us or if we were selfish.  Hopefully each of us will make the right choice!  Until tomorrow.

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