The fear of God.
Golden Text: Psalms 111:10
_*”The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”*_
The preparation giving to a building or project determines how well the project and building can last and the beauty of such building is not in its appearance alone but largely depends on the foundation. If the foundation is wrong, everything constructed on it is wrong no matter how beautiful or tall such building may appear.
From our bible reading, we should be careful to observe that when the fear of the Lord is referred to as the beginning of wisdom, it means it is the foundation of wisdom and as such no mortal can claim to be wise if that foundation is missing. It does not matter how many degrees you have in school or how fluent you English is, if you don’t have the fear of God, you are considered very foolish before God.
The fear of God is a check in our conscience that enables us to walk circumspectly and not as fools. It guides our motives, thoughts and action and with the fear of God in your heart, it is guaranteed that you will not fall away as some have done.
The fear of God will keep you from pride, jealousy and heretic teachings that can lead to the destruction of the soul.
The fear of of God which is the foundation of wisdom will keep you checked and humble when self is about to magnify itself beyond measure.
Do you still have the fear of God?
Prayer Point: Father empower me to take heed always of myself in Jesus name.