Monday, January 7, 2019

Proverbs 1:7

Everyone who competes needs knowledge.  We each need the knowledge of our games, of our positions and of the game plan.  We need to know another set of things that are even more important to life off the field.

In the book of Proverbs at chapter 1 and verse 7 we find the theme verse for the whole book, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Most people, when they hear the phrase, the fear of the Lord, think of a fear of death, that somehow the Lord may get mad at you and kill you.  Rather than that, this proverb refers to a reverential awe that profoundly respects God and listens to His wisdom.

What's more, this profound respect is the said to be the beginning of knowledge.  This is where real knowledge starts!  It's easy to see how God sees people who refuse the starting place for knowledge, He refers to them as fools.  Only a fool would despise the real source for wisdom and instruction.

As you pray and prepare for competition today, ask the Lord to fill you with real knowledge.  Ask Him to give you wisdom and instruction.  All this begins with a healthy, profound respect for the awesome Lord of Creation...Jesus Christ.

Bible Reading Plan:
Acts 4:23-27
Psalms 7
Genesis 18-20