Tuesday, June 23, 2009
It All Starts Here
Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
What do you fear? Snakes? Heights? Roller coasters? Spiders? The Dark? Why is it that we fear these things? Because we have a great respect for what we perceive is their ability to do harm.
God is good to all, even the undeserving, yet those who understand His power to reverse their good fortune, health, power, happiness or progress tread lightly in His presence. They understand that He is the one in charge and respect His leadership in their lives.
These same individuals have embarked on the path of wisdom.
Conversely, those who fail to recognize the wisdom and instruction of the Lord though His Word are destined to remain as fools. The fool, Psalms tells us on two occasions, has said in his heart that there is no God.
There are those who say you cannot love what you fear. I say they have not understood a healthy relationship between a father and his child. A wise child will understand that dad deeply loves him/her and always has his/her best at heart. Yet they know that they had better not break the rules, for he has the power to chasten them to get them back on track.
It is easy for us as Christians to say that we readily respect our Lord, yet, practically and on a day by day, moment by moment basis, are we listening to His wisdom and instruction?
Lord, we believe. As you have loved us, we do our best to reciprocate. Also, we have great respect for your omnipotence. We crown you King of our lives once again this day as we cede our heart’s thrones to you. Give us this day the wisdom and instruction to accomplish your holy will for our lives. Amen.