“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Proverbs 1:7

“For much of my life I had been totally rebellious. I was a fool who needed to make better decisions and drastic life changes. Proverbs 1:7 started me out on the journey of following the Lord wholeheartedly before my ‘waywardness’ and ‘complacency’ would ‘kill’ or ‘destroy’ me, as it says in verse 32. I have found Jesus to be all I need, even though life still may be challenging. I left my foolish ways, and I found Him.”

The book of Proverbs paints the picture for us of the fool and of the wise man. In the Psalms, David wrote often of what sin looks like as it walks around in a fool: “There is no fear of God before his eyes. …He flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin. …He does not reject what is wrong” (Psalm 36:4). And then in David’s next sentence, we see that because we are fools—sinners, each one of us—we are prime candidates for the redeeming grace of God. “Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies” (v. 5).

It’s never too late to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ.




Scripture Focus

Proverbs 1

Insight

Please pray for Jeffrey, 51, who has served nearly 27 years of a life sentence, as he seeks after the goodness and guidance of the Lord.

Bible In A Year

  • Exodus 23-24
  • Psalm 37
  • Luke 1