The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Knowledge and Wisdom

The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Knowledge and Wisdom
Key Verse: Proverbs 1:7, ESV The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.



Dear Friends, the Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Knowledge and Wisdom. If we want to be filled with knowledge which leads to godly wisdom, the very first step we need to take is to Fear God.
Related: Bible Verses about the Fear of the Lord

So what does it mean to Fear God?
To fear God means to reverence God, i.e. to recognize and respect God’s authority, and to take God seriously. When we fear God, we seek to please God in all we do – Honoring and Glorifying God as He helps us navigate our Daily lives.

Proverbs 1:7, NLT Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 15:33, ESV The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Psalm 111:10, ESV The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Examples of Wisdom in the Bible & in Everyday Life
(Plus, see more Inspirational Bible Verses & Scriptures below)

The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Knowledge and Wisdom
~ More Inspiring Scriptures
Job 28:28, ESV And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.”
Proverbs 3:7, ESV Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
Psalm 112:1, NIV Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.
Psalm 115:13, NIV he will bless those who fear the LORD – small and great alike.




Teach us to fear you Lord! Let us have a firm foundation of knowledge and wisdom
Proverbs 1:7, NLT Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge…
Psalm 25:4, NIV Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.
Psalm 143:10, ESV Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
Psalm 119:12, ESV Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!
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Psalm 119:98, ESV Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.
Psalm 119:7, NIV I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
Ecclesiastes 12:13, NIV Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
Psalm 111:10, ESV The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Dear Lord, we want to be wise! Help us to truly understand how important it is to show reverence to God. Help us remember that fearing God is ultimately for our own good! Lord, please help us practice “the fear of the Lord’ – today and always, Amen.

Join us next time as we continue our journey through Inspirational Psalms and Proverbs, by God’s grace!





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Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com

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