Fearing the Lord requires the type of humility necessary to accept that God is the one in charge, not you. That person believes in God’s exalted status and in His power to do what He says He will do. The Bible says that we are accountable for our actions and will be judged. The God-fearing person believes this and submits to instruction and correction.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7, NKJV).
The fool, however, scoffs at rules and mandates as irrelevant and constricting. In his pride, the fool thinks he knows more than most and should be teaching instead of being taught. Which are you? Why don’t you decide today to forsake your own pride and become a God-fearing person? God promises that you will get the kind of knowledge that really matters.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.