Bible Study Outline on Wisdom is the Fear of the Lord
Wisdom begun with the fear of the Lord. God’s commandments are always right. God loves us and he wants us to walk in light, not in darkness, Doing God’s commandments will give you life. To fear God is do what he requires for us in his commandments. His commandments are written in the bible. You must strictly adhere to what the bible teaches without deviating in any way. Many Christians like to compromise by incorporating some worldly practices and philosophy into their faith .
To have fear of the Lord is to respect God and worship him. You must respect God’s presence at all time. For example, during worship or pastor preaching, you must not talk on phone. The fear of the Lord is different than fear and anxiety. We must fear God in everything we do instead of fearing men. To fear God is also to submit to authorities and abide by the government law. God set up his law through the government to prevent crime from happening. If you do crime, you are subject to punishment by the law.
There is no fear in perfect love because perfect love casts out fear. You must get rid of all kinds of fear that hold you back in life. Having fear is not healthy. Fear can cause stress and stress can cause sicknesses. You want to be not just physically healthy but also mentally healthy. If you have a certain kind of fear or phobia that you cannot overcome, you can tell God about it and ask him to help you. You should not fear about what will happen in the future and keep on pondering on it as today has enough to worry about. All you need to do is to surrender all your anxieties to God and let him help you.
If you want God to guide your life, you must first do his commandments. When you are obedient to God, the Holy Spirit will speak to you and guide you in your life. You can seek wisdom from God in how to do various kinds of things and solving different types of problems. The Holy Spirit is sent by God to help us. He is the Helper and Comforter sent by God. He can guide us in all things. If you trust in God and believe that he will do what you ask for in prayer, he will answer your prayer and grant your prayer request.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10 KJV)
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28 KJV)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. (Psalm 111:10 KJV)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7 KJV)
I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. (Proverbs 30:3 KJV)
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24 KJV)