Sunday, May 21, 2017

Does Google Hold Knowledge or Wisdom?

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
Proverbs 9:10 (NLT)

We swipe, type and click our way to knowledge, however, knowledge does not make us wise.

Knowing God makes us wise. (tweet this)

The phrase ‘fear of the Lord’ doesn’t mean we’re frightened by Him. It means we revere Him exceedingly, acknowledge His awesome goodness, and receive His instruction. This fear gives us confidence (Proverbs 14:26), helps us resist sin (Exodus 20:20), act justly (Psalm 23:3-4), and get good sleep (Proverbs 19:23)

The fear of the Lord is the foundation wisdom.

The fundamental first step to becoming wise is recognizing His power and ultimate sovereignty over all. There is no greater source of wisdom than God.

The second step is knowledge of the Holy One – knowing God.

We get to know God through relationship. We talk to Him in prayer and listen to His voice, but sometimes communicating with God feels one way. We want Him to speak clearly, answer our questions, guide our steps, and impart wisdom. We forget that God already has. It’s called the Bible.

The third step is making God’s word part of who we are so it’s readily accessible when needed. We must be consulting scripture every day, not merely reading, but digging beneath the surface, seeking its meaning for our lives, and discovering the God who would speak these words. And know this:

When we ask for wisdom, God generously gives it. (James 1:5) (tweet this)

Which step toward wisdom do you find most difficult: fearing God, knowing God, or finding meaning in Scripture?

Click on the scripture references in this post to read verses that support each statement.

#SeedsofScripture #wisdom #Bible

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