The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 KJV.
Fear used in this context means reverence for God. Honor, respect, obedience to God’s Word and instructions.
Wisdom comes from God and it’s by listening to the Word of God, reading to show ourselves approved and obeying him that we are endowed with wisdom and understanding.
The same verse said, fools despise wisdom and instructions.
Ps 14:1 says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good”.
The same verse was repeated in Ps 53:1.
So the Word of God describes anyone who does not acknowledge God’s existence and reverence him, as a fool.
This is true, seeing the majesty of God through the beauty of his creation and not acknowledging him or giving him…
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