Proverbs 1:7 & 33
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
but whoever listens to me will lie in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.
I am taking a journey through Proverbs this month. I want to read a chapter a day and really focus in on a verse or two that jump out at me. Today I start with the fear of the LORD. It seems to me as I study the Old Testament that we serve an awe inspiring God who we often box up into a neat little package, and we forget that we serve the God of the Universe. We serve a God who SPOKE the world into being. HE IS MIGHTY! The people and Moses were overwhelmed by His presence. We should be too.
As the lines between right and wrong seem to grey and narrow. Let us keep our focus on our call to both love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind, and to fear him for all we are worth. As a loving child of my father, I want to always seek his face, and walk after Him in obedience. In order to do that, I must LISTEN to what he says to me from our daily conversations. I have to seek his words, his wisdom, his heart. How should I follow Him today? I will have to ask him. I will have to enter into His presence and actually talk to him. How is your daily walk? Are you engaging in study and conversation with the author of the Universe? What is He teaching you? What is He speaking to your heart? What does he want you to leave behind? What does He want you to pick up?
Father God, forgive me for always wanting to talk and ask for favors instead of entering into deep meditation and prayer. Help me dive deeper into the waters. Help me seek you more, listen to your more, and sit in silence more waiting on you to speak in your time and way. Give me grace, give me love, and show me your wisdom that binds me to you and helps lead others to you.