October 6, 2018: Day 56 – Proverbs 14

There is a real contrast in these verses between good and evil especially in the way that people act in certain places and at certain times.   The foolishness of the evil one is contrasted with the wisdom of the good person.  But there are a couple places where the fear of the Lord is described as something after which we ought to strive.  The fear of the Lord.

So how do we describe the fear of the Lord.  We already saw in Proverbs 9:10 that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  That is a great start.  We read in the New Testament in II Timothy 1:7 Paul states that we did not receive a Spirit of timidity, or of fear, but rather one of power, love, and self-control.  We are to fear the Lord in a way that we fear our parents.   We absolutely love our parents, but we do not want to disappoint them.  We do not regard them as people to be feared to be with alone in a room.  We do not regard them as people of which we are afraid.   But we respect them and we consider that which they are able to do for us is beyond what we can do for ourselves.  I love this scene from Narnia.

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