The Fear of the Lord
(Proverbs 4:7 NIV) The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
(Proverbs 10:14 NIV) The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
(Proverbs 26:12 NIV) Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
1. The SIMPLE.
(Proverbs 7:7 NIV) I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.- -THAT IS WHY ONLY CURE FOR THE SIMPLE IS
√ The Cure: TIME.
2. The FOOL.
(Proverbs 10:23 NLT) Doing wrong is fun for a fool,…
(Proverbs 13:20 NLT) . . . associate with fools and get in trouble.
√ The Cure: TRAGEDY.
3. The MOCKER. (SCOFFER)
(Proverbs 9:7-8 NIV) Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; …
√ The Cure: GOD.
4. The WISE.
(Proverbs 9:9 NIV) Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
(Proverbs 9:10 NIV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
- God is AWESOME.
(Psalm 33:8 NLT) Let the whole world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of him.
(Isaiah 40:28 NIV) Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. —> mind blown — you don’t know better
2. God is HOLY.
(Psalm 99:5 NLT) Exalt the LORD our God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!
(Hebrews 12:28-29 NIV) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
3. God is RIGHT.
(Psalm 19:8,11 NIV) The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. . . . By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
√ When I understand what it means to FEAR GOD, I can live FEARLESSLY.
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