Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Beginning of Knowledge is Fear of the Lord

Proverbs 1:2-7 (RSV)
That men may know wisdom and instruction,
understand words of insight,
receive instruction in wise dealing,
righteousness, justice, and equity;
that prudence may be given to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth --
the wise man also may hear and increase in learning,
and the man of understanding acquire skill,
to understand a proverb and a figure,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Fear of the Lord essentially means being humble before God, the source of all wisdom and truth.

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