Mid Afternoon Meditation 9-22-20

My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.

Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
    and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
    from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
    to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
    and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
    and who are devious in their ways. Prov. 2:1-15

Why do you think knowledge of God has to begin with the fear of God as described in verse 5

2 thoughts on “Mid Afternoon Meditation 9-22-20

  1. At some point in my faith-walk, I was taught that “fear” means “holy reverence”–which was nice, since I’d been fearful about God since a young child, and fear doesn’t attract, it generally makes people run the other way. So, if I may continue using the definition “holy reverence”–then, in reverence of Him, I’m attracted to God…which inspires curiosity about Him and desire to know Him more deeply, which leads to wanting to be more like Him, reflect Him better.

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