The fear of Adonai is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7, TLV
For those who don’t know, I have been following the YouVersion’s Verse of the Day for these Daily Touch devotionals. So, there’s been a bit of irony that of late, the verse of the days have been taken from the book of Proverbs. For over three years, I had posted and blogged each day about the wisdom and incredible insights we can gain for reading this amazing book of the Bible. Apparently, YouVersion agrees.
Now that I’ve had my chuckle, let’s get to business, today’s verse. In the past, I’ve focused on how to gain wisdom through difficulties. How to gain insights through the ancient method of reading Scriptures.
Today speaks of the fear of the LORD, the fear of the LORD, which became my most favorite blog. We could discuss how fools despise wisdom and discipline.
But, today I wanted to reminisce about how knowledge began for me. It began simply with a hunger to understand and know God better. Because there was a disconnect between my love for Him and the troubles I always seemed to find myself in. To end the pain of poor choices — not just spiritual and faith choices, but those everyday ones. Business choices. Parenting choices. Relationship choices.
I cried out for wisdom, and He sent me to Proverbs. And He keeps sending me to Proverbs. He will for the rest of my life.