The Wise Walk With God, cont’d (Proverbs 1:8-33)

So what’s the purpose of wisdom? Its purpose is to to equip us to live the life that God wants us to live! Everything we do is a testimony for God. What we say in wisdom honors and gives glory to Jesus Christ. Our actions reflect our convictions concerning our savior. Therefore, we need to walk, talk, and act like who we really are, children of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (e.g. Romans 8:16-17, 1 Peter 2:9).

In my last post, I discussed fearing the Lord. In this sense, I’m not saying we should be terrified of God like the little kid running and screaming in fear because dad is going to spank him with the belt. Rather, the term implies reverence. It means that we need to demonstrate respect to God. It’s his world, therefore his rules. We also recognize our condition as imperfect sinners and his perfect holiness.

Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

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