Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
“Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.”
Learning to “Fear” in order to know God and His wisdom is like saying it is good to crash into the highway guardrails as you now know what not to do in the future.
In the third grade, preparing for Confirmation, I learned that ‘Fear of the Lord’ was fearing to do anything to injure my relationship with God.
Fear of God is a basic religious foundation....first, you fear...and once God has your attention, then you love and respect, and obey....
What this means is fear of God's laws is the beginning of wisdom. The lesson here is obey God's laws and you will have a better happier life. Don't defy the laws of gravity (jump off a cliff) and don't defy God's laws. Seems straightforward to me
...And to fear God is to hate evil.
The church is falling because we do not hate evil enough. Instead we excuse it. We've turned away from wisdom.