The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself,
And if you scoff, you will bear it alone.”
( Proverbs 9:10-12 )
Wisdom begins with the fear of God and the fear of God begins with the open acknowledgment of the most evident, undeniable truthful fact that God exists as the great I am that I am-the sole source of all existence, the creator of all things both seen and unseen.
The smartest of all of us is a fool until they come to this conclusion
" The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.."
( Psalm 14:1 )
God,Yaweh is the exclusive source of wisdom and outside of Him, you and I can not find wisdom anywhere else and without wisdom, we can never be successful in fulfilling our purpose for living. Indeed our lives will be wortless without wisdom which only comes from knowing and building a çlose intimate relationship with the very source of our existence.
That our existence is for a purpose and that purpose is to live solely for His glory.
A life that is lived without this purpose, is a wasted life and only fools live a worthless and wasted life.
You may be rich, intelligent, strong, beautiful and very talented and famous but you are still a fool if you do not fear God. And there is no amount of education that can make you wise if you do not fear God.
You can never have wisdom out side of revering God and acknowledging Him as God, the source of all existence both seen and unseen.
This is the foundation upon which this short book rests.
I trust you are blessed as you read with me.
M.K. Griffiths-Bentil PhD.
Family Worship Center. Accra-Ghana.
Obrigado pela leitura!