How does a person get wise? This is a question that people have been asking for centuries. In the Book of Proverbs, we find verse after verse which attempts to answer that basic question of life. Prov. 1:7 gives an answer to that question when it states: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." The whole theme of Proverbs is that the fear of the Lord is the starting point and essence of wisdom. To me, the phrase, "fear of the Lord" means a reverence for God expressed in submission to His will. Wisdom is not aquired by a secret prescribed formula but through a right relationship with God. I intend to dig into the depths of the Bible to discover the riches of God's wisdom for my life even more. Wisdom calls us to use the knowledge we have to take a proper course of action. If we have knowledge and don't act upon that knowledge, it is the same as not knowing at all. Knowing Christ gives us a source of wisdom in all that we do!
The reason that I am writing about this tonight is that my heart is heavy for wisdom to guide my children in this day and age. I want to show them the importance and joy of direct interaction with the Lord.