On Proverbs 1:7

On Proverbs 1:7

Posted on:Oct 04 2008
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Proverbs 1:7 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” I find it fascinating that the concepts “wisdom” and “discipline” are combined.

If we look at the way this poetic form is juxtaposed against the first half, then we better understand the meaning of the verse.

There is much discussion about what it means to experience the fear of the Lord, but this verse notes that, at least in some sense, the lack of the fear of the Lord produces a despite for both wisdom and discipline.

I have the increasing sense that wisdom cannot be separated from discipline.

For me, and the particular applications of my life, that is a profound notion.

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