The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. —Psalm 111:10
And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord–that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” —Job 28:28
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. —Proverbs 8:13
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. —Proverbs 16:6
To have a proper perspective and attitude toward God will cause a person “to shun evil” or “to hate evil” or to “avoid evil.” This person will have wisdom and understanding because they cling to and adhere to what God has to say and seek to follow Him. There will be a difference in the way they live and will not be conformed to the world’s system. Instead, there will be a transformation that is taking place in their lives— a renewing of the mind which will impact their life and the lives of others (Romans 12:1-2).
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” —Matthew 7:24-27
The wise man hears God’s Word and does what it says. The foolish man also hears God’s Word, but he does not do what it says. “The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness” (Ecclesiastes 2:14). Which of these two men are we like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkHqaBxPoAM&list=PLEsDLIdeSh6kyggQ8hvkcWaVRFo-o4-np
Dear Father may I put Your Word into practice. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it!