Proverbs 1:7- 9
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
If I said, “to go from Virginia, to California you need to go straight west,” this would be a true statement. Therefore, is the statement, “to go to California you must go straight west,” always correct? NO! The statement “to get to California from Virginia you must head west” is correct. However, if you begin in Florida and head west, you will end up in Mexico. Does that make the instructions wrong? NO! But, it sure makes your starting place very important.
It’s the same with these Proverbs. If you try to apply them to an immoral heart, they will not always work. In fact, they will not always make sense. Our heart tells us, “Live for Me, Get All I Can, Enjoy Every Moment No Matter the Cost.” The Bible tells us, Live for God, He will supply all you need, and your joy will not be for a moment, but for eternity.
The beginning of understanding any of these proverbs, is to understand and believe in the Author of the Proverbs. It involves having a personal, love relationship with God, through His Son Jesus Christ, and being empowered by the Holy Spirit. If you begin in the right place, you’ll end up in the right place.
Begin with Jesus. Submit, or resubmit yourself to Him. The beginning of knowledge is to have a relationship with God.
If you have never accepted Christ, agree with Him that you are a sinner, and need a Saviour. Understand, He died for all your sin. Believe that His death, burial, and resurrection paid the price in full for your sin debt. Ask Him to come into your life forever. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. Are you beginning this journey from the right location?
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