Morning Praise: Seeking God’s Wisdom

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 10:10, NIV)

Show us your way, Lord. Teach us this day the path to follow. Fill us with your wisdom. Let us fear you and not people. Give us understanding of your holiness dear God. Help us to pursue your righteousness this day. Reveal to us the false truths that abound in this world. Fill us with a knowledge of your truth. May we be filled with the joy of the Lord today, a joy that surpasses all understanding. You are the one true God. All praise and glory to you.

9 thoughts on “Morning Praise: Seeking God’s Wisdom

  1. Thanks for the comment. I have struggled with the word fear over the years, but have come to perhaps understand its purpose. Fear is something God gives us so that we have proper respect for things that may harm us. A fear of falling can cause to be more cautious. A fear of God’s judgement can cause us to have more respect for his holiness. I think of 1 Chronicles 13:9-13 where David is bringing the ark back and Uzzah reaches out to steady the ark after the oxen struggle and God strikes him down. It showed a lack of proper respect for God and his instruction so David became fearful. This fear caused David to stop and seek a proper reverence for God. Later in 15:2, “David said, “No one but the Levites may carry the ark of God, because the Lord chose them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister before him forever.” David’s fear of God taught him to carefully obey God’s instructions.

    I think as a follower of Christ I don’t tend to equate fear with God. I tend to think of him more in terms of his love and grace. The closer I get to God, the more I feel his love. But I have to be careful that I don’t get too casual about his holiness; that I maintain a proper reverence toward Him — a proper fear. Matt. 10:28 reminds me. “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

  2. A word we use in describing our reverence – fear. I am fully aware of His power and what He can do… but Fear? I have always struggle with that word knowing His astounding love for us. Respect of His power…Reverence and awe of His being…but never fear…

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