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Dear child, you have heard over and over again that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. You probably have memorized that verse in your Sunday school class, and in your religion classes at school.

Today I want to emphasize what you already know.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.” –Proverbs 9:10-12 (NIV)

The Fear of God is indeed the beginning of wisdom, and as I will always say fear in this context isn’t being afraid, it’s reverence and honour for God.

Why is the fear of God the beginning of wisdom?

It’s because whoever fears God will not do certain things, and that naturally puts you in the place of wisdom.

Knowing what to do, and doing it at the right time is a display of wisdom.

Take for instance it is the fear of God that won’t allow you to take what doesn’t belong to you, it is the fear of God that will not allow you to keep what doesn’t belong to you. Do you now see how that translates to wisdom?

This verse also talks about the knowledge of the only one; knowing God will help you understand God and the things around you. How do you know God? It’s by reading God’s word; The Bible.

Wisdom translates to long life; the bible says your days will be many. This will also mean good health, you won’t fall sick. What you know about Jesus will prevent you from sickness.

This verse also says that years will be added to your life, and you will be kept continually. Nothing will be able to harm or hurt you.

The bible calls this wisdom your wisdom, that’s because no one will be able to take it away from you. Once you are wise will receive the reward for being wise which are numerous.

Lastly, the bible says wisdom will not make you suffer, it will take you off the path of suffering for life.

Today choose to always fear God, choose to know him, choose to be wise, and God will help you in Jesus name.

Father in Jesus name, help me to know you

Memorize the focus verse for today


I fear God, I love him, and the Holy Spirit helps me to know him

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