“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” (Proverbs 1:7, 29–33, NIV 1984).
My Musings – The “fear of the LORD” involves worship of the Lord and respectful submission to His authority in every area of life. (The Apologetics Study Bible: Real Questions, Straight Answers, Stronger Faith, Holman Bible Publishers.) If not checked, lack of respect and submission to His authority can lead us down a…
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