The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
The Word of God has taken me from that beginning place called Fear and has allowed me to trade it in for a vehicle called Faith on this road to Wisdom.
Let me digress. Fear is no place to live. There are two aspects to the fear of God. One is total terror; the other is a healthy respect. In fact Gods word says that to reside in this first place called Fear is sin. Faith seems to emanate from the respect side of this definition. Faith in fact is the only vehicle 🚗 that we can travel safely inside of on this road toward wisdom. It Faith, will actually take us to our destination — to this place called Wisdom. Faith is the only way to please God. Faith is the vehicle, but it is only fueled ⛽️ with the Word of God. Without the word as the fuel you will pass faiths wreckage strewn all along the highway to Wisdom. Man seeks to run faith on false religion, on evolution, on humanism; on his own understanding, and Faith becomes clutter for the junkyards all along the Highway.
I had this great faith vehicle. God actually gives one of these vehicles to everyone of us. I like almost everyone else tried to fuel it by my own efforts. It had a 300 Hp Turbo and I was pushing it by my own power. The Bible calls it “work” with an “s” tacked on.
Men do all kinds of things in this faith vehicle. They drive to evolution, or prosperity, or humanism.
I decided I’d try God’s word. Quite frankly, I got tired of preachers telling me I was going to hell without Jesus. What did that mean anyway? Actually I got hungry for what was in the Bible. I wanted to know what that really meant. What did Jesus actually say? I had heard preachers tell me about asking Jesus into my life for years, and I had heard Satan use what they said to bring confusion into my mind. I got desperate and decided to seek Him out for my self. God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. I read through the Gospels and the Epistles and faith started purring in my life. I actually started believing that this book really had been written by God to me. I didn’t know it then but this book the Bible the Word of God was the roadmap and the fuel for faith to transport me on the road to Wisdom. I had moved beyond fear and faith was taking me in the right direction. I had come face to face with the written word of truth, but I had yet to meet the person who is the God of truth, the Word of God made Flesh Jesus the Messiah, The one who proves God’s love for us more than any man or god could ever do. The one who had cut the covenant between God and man by the shedding of His own blood. I was now well on my way down the road toward Wisdom, but had I stopped there I would never have arrived. I knew in my mind what was Truth, but I had not entered into covenant with my God.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:12-13 KJV
To be continued.