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Fear of the Lord

Reflect: Psalm 128:1-2 “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” Fear! The word doesn’t conjure up very positive images does it? These days in our cultural context, parents don’t usually teach […]

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Project 52—Memorize: Psalm 128:1-2 “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” Fear!  The word doesn’t conjure up very positive images does it? These days in our cultural context, parents don’t usually […]

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Read Psalm 128 Featured Verse: Psalm 128:1 “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.” King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, began his most famous book by writing, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 1:7) What followed was a […]

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Wisdom isn’t even found in the classroom or in the university library. The true book of wisdom, the Bible, says wisdom starts with “the fear of the Lord.” That is the key. Solomon says the beginning of the process for gaining knowledge, living wisely and being successful begins with the fear of the Lord.

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King Solomon said that we shouldn’t “assume that we know it all” (Proverbs 3:7, MSG), because you know the old saying about what happens when we “assume”. Rather, Solomon says we are to do two things: One, we are to run to God—that’s what it means to fear the Lord, which is a recurring theme in these early chapters in Proverbs, and two, we are to run from evil—that’s a big part of what the Bible calls wisdom.

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Proverbs, Chapter 1: “You ignorant outfit!” If I heard that scathing remark from my red-faced-vein-in-the-forehead-about-to-explode father once when I was growing up, I heard it a couple dozen times.  Obviously my childhood home wasn’t one of those touchy-feely places where mom and dad gave a whole lot of thought to […]

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One Year Bible: I Kings 7:1-51, Acts 7:30-53; Psalm 128:1-6; Proverbs 16:31-32 Blessed Fear Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. (Psalm 128:1-2) King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, began his most famous book by writing, “The fear of the Lord is the […]

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