Today’s Reading: Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:5-8; 9:10-12; 10:13-14,23,27: 13:14-16; 14:2,6,8,12,15,18,24,26-27,33; 15:3,14,21,24,33; 16:1,3-4,9,16,20,22,33; 17:12,14; 18:2,4,10,15; 19:2-3,8,21,23; 21:11,22,30-31; 22:12,17-21; 23:12: 24:3-4,7,13-14; 25:1; 26:4-12; 27:1,22; 28:14,26; 29:9,25
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
The foundational difference between biblical/godly wisdom and worldly wisdom is laid in the verse above. Drawing closer to Yahweh in reverent awe and respect is where (moral) wisdom starts. Acknowledging the majestic and holy God is real discernment and wisdom. It all starts with God. If I’m not sure if something is wise or not, I must ask is “does this honour God? What does He say about it?” If God is not in the equation, then it is not likely a wise thing to do.
If only it were easier to consider and comply to this proverb in the middle of the situation, before the neurons are sent out from the brain to the body!