A Life with Wisdom Has a Future

God’s truths are like diamonds and they have many facets to them. If you want to understand His truths then you want to know and understand as many aspects of that truth that you can. If you look at a truth from only one perspective then you will not see the “whole” truth but only one aspect of that truth. This narrow perspective can cause confusion and misunderstanding. Sometimes we can’t explain or verbalize truths but we can often recognize truths. For this reason, when we hear a truth or see a truth, then we will say to ourselves, “that is so true”. Wisdom is the instruction of truth. Wisdom is the action that we need to take to experience the blessing of the truth.

My son, eat honey, for it is good,
Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul;
If you find it, then there will be a future,
And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:13,14

The soul is made up of the mind, will and emotions. The soul is the heart of a person. Your heart will be happy when you find wisdom. Yes, wisdom will be sweet to your soul. If you find wisdom, and wisdom must be found for a person is not born with wisdom, then you will have a future. Not only will you have a future and it means a good future but you will also have hope. Hope is the sweet music to your soul.

Do not let your heart envy sinners,
But live in the fear of the Lord always.
Surely there is a future,
And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17,18

The prerequisite for wisdom is to “fear the Lord”. To fear the Lord means that you must have the highest respect and honor for the Lord and for what He says. It needs to be such a respect that you do what He says because He is God. You don’t need to understand what He says but you need to do what He says if you want to fear Him. Man will never fully understand God because we are His creation and He is our Creator. There is an amazing paradox that happens to the person who fears God and that is that this person receives wisdom and understanding. God’s design is that we obey first and then He gives us understanding. Man’s order is that he wants to understand first and then obey. Man’s order results in not obeying and not understanding.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

What does it mean to fear the Lord? It is not merely to have a reverential awe of God and to obey the Lord. It also means that you hate the things that He hates.

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate. Proverbs 8:13

How does one learn to fear the Lord? It is not something that we can dig up but it is like faith. The fear of the Lord (just like faith) comes from the Word of God.

Establish Your word to Your servant,
As that which produces reverence for You. Psalm 119:38

God’s Word is what produces within us a fear of God, or in other words, a reverence for Him. We learn to revere the Lord and fear and obey Him by getting into His Word. The more we read, study, meditate and obey God’s Word then the more we will fear Him. The more we fear Him then the more wisdom and understanding of Him that we will have. The fear of the Lord drives out confusion and doubt and replaces it with peace and understanding.

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord. Proverbs 1:29

Wisdom comes with the fear of the Lord but the fear of the Lord must be chosen. We must choose to fear the Lord.

The fear of the Lord leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil. Proverbs 19:23

There are other benefits to learning to fear the Lord and one of these is that the fear of the Lord leads to life so that you may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil. The fear of the Lord not only leads to life but the fear of the Lord replaces and diminishes all of the unhealthy fears that a person has in their life. These unhealthy and destructive fears often show up at night and robs a person of sleep that should be sweet and refreshing and nourishing to the body.

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, Proverbs 14:27a

Not only is the fear of the Lord the beginning of wisdom and will give you a future and a hope but you will learn that as you fear the Lord you will not need to fear anyone or anything else.

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them. Psalm 34:7

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness, Psalm 33:18

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When I was younger I read in the Bible that the Lord came to give me an abundant life and also that if I would trust Him then I would never be disappointed. These were incredible promises and so I decided to see if they were true. That was almost fifty years ago. What I have written are the truths that the Lord has taught me through His Word and I found them to be true every time. The Bible is the lecture and life is the lab. If a truth does not hold up in the lab then it can not be counted on. Every one was true and I have sought to build my life on these truths. We have a family business and four adult children. I wish that I could give my life to everyone but since I can't, I can share the truths that kept me from needless stress and pain. My marriage is the closest thing to heaven on earth. We are more "in love" than ever before and our children bring us great joy. I realize that not everyone will agree with everything that is written. I did not always agree either until I put it to the test. The Bible says that "wisdom will be vindicated by her deeds". The fruit from these truths have been sweet for me. May you be richly blessed as I have been. If you are struggling with life or with finding and keeping love in your life then please consider reading these posts. They have been tested and are true. If you are not happy and satisfied with life or what you have been doing has not been "working" then please consider what is written in these blogs. https://www.instructionstoayounglife.com is about how to live a life full of meaning, purpose, happiness with peace, quietness and confidence. https://www.howtofindandkeeplove.com is about the greatest love story in history. If you are looking for love and wanting to keep love in your life then please read this blog. These truths and this same love is offered to any who are willing to listen and learn. https://www.adviceforwomenaboutmen.com or https://www.adviceforgirlsaboutboys.com is practical advice on how a girl is to relate to a young man and how a woman is to relate to a man. It is a blog on how to keep from getting hurt and how to have a great love life. If you have any questions then please email me at fafeja@yahoo.com

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