Daily Archives: October 1, 2013

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Fear and the Gospel

The opening words of Proverbs state that the fear of God is where to begin to understand how life works. Then, just to strengthen the point, Solomon says the people who think they have no need of God despise the fear of God.  You might be thinking that you don’t remember the verse exactly in this way.  Here is the verse:   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.   The verse is saying that the fear of the Lord is the foundation of knowledge.  But fools, those who say there is no God, despise this foundation, i.e., the fear of the Lord. This brings us to an intimate connection with […]