Proverbs in 365 Devotions
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
A Father And His Son
Proverbs tells us again and again that wisdom is highly valued. It tells us that it will bring us riches and honor and a long life. Those are all great things everyone wants but where do we start? How do we start pursuing wisdom? This verse tells us that wisdom starts with a healthy fear of God. This fear doesn't look like a paralyzed person who is afraid to move; no, this fear looks like a respect for authority and an obedience to that authority.
I think its like a young boys respect for his father. The boy can come to his dad about anything and everything. But the son should never come with an arrogant attitude or in a way that shows disrespect. The son should come in humility and bring the situation to the father and then listen to the fathers words and then obedience should follow. The lord possesses perfect knowledge and wisdom, it is because of a foolish and selfish heart that any of his children would not listen to his truths.