Fools Despise Wisdom and Instruction

Verse of the Day, August 1, 2020 (welcome to August)

Proverbs 1:7 KJV “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

We have heard this from day one, but by being taught by the precepts of man and not GOD, we have weakened this most valuable principle. Isaiah said this in the 29th chapter (29:13), and CHRIST quoted this in a dialogue He had with the Pharisees.

They worship the LORD in vain, teaching the doctrines of the commandments of men. The precepts of men teach not to fear the LORD but to love Him. This makes for a very loose relationship.

Wife-beating husbands claim they love their wives all while beating them. Physically abused wives that stay with their abusive husbands have a fear-love towards their abusive husbands.

Mine apologizes for the graphic example, but it is a word from GOD to make a point; when we fear someone, we do all we must to do right by that person. If we only love someone, we can laugh off a few disrespectful things and possibly inch our way to be equal to them.

This is why the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.

That wisdom will lead us to understanding, as Job said, we will depart from evil. On the opposite, fools hate wisdom and instruction. Introspect yourself, whether you are young, medium, or older; do you despise wisdom and instruction? And if so, why?

Praise the Almighty today!

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Proverbs 1 King James Version

2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

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