The Fear Of The Lord Is The Beginning Of Wisdom (Proverbs 9:10)
This is a famous Bible verse which almost every child would have learnt by heart, yet the meaning thereof if very deep, meaningful and blessed.
The application of this verse can decide our destiny. The reverential fear and respect of the Lord can make us, build us and continuously transform us to the blessed person God has always intended us to be, on the other hand disrespect towards God can lead us to our utmost disaster.
Having a knowledge means to know, and so, do we know God? And if the answer is a ‘yes’, the next very important question would be ‘How much do we know our God?’
We can know Him better daily only after we have built up a direct relationship with Him. Any indirect relationship with God will give us a third party knowledge of God which may not be true at all times, and if it be true also, it will never be as good as the firsthand knowledge which we can receive if we had a direct relationship with the Lord God.
Who then can have this direct relationship with God? Pastors or prophets or saints or seers or even an ordinary person? The Good News is that ‘everyone can approach God and seek His help and love’. God’s love is not limited and it extends to all.
The worth of a thing can be well understood by its absence and the consequences that follows.
The Bible says very clearly..
What does this mean?
This simply means that we are perishing daily, degrading daily and getting worse and worse daily when we are away from the Lord God.
We desire to seek the nearness to God and this can happen only when we come near to Him in repentance, submission and obedience.
There are many people in this world today who do not know what they are doing and where they are going. Every attempt leads to vanity and every journey ends in nothingness. Choosing to live a life separate from God is actually choosing our own ruin and disaster.
May the fear of the Lord build us and may His reverential fear transform us more to blessedness, may we find meaning to our life and in this life’s journey, may we find in God a constant companion for eternity.