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textbox center The Fear of the Lord in a Land of Fools Proverbs 1:1-7
textbox center...Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God... 1 Corinthians 1:30
textbox center 1. A proverb a day keeps the folly away.
textbox center Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17
textbox center Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. Proverbs 17:1
textbox center In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Proverbs 21:20
textbox center The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures. Proverbs 30:17
textbox center Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the peoples of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt… his fame was in all the nations round about… and men from all peoples came to hear the wisdom of Solomon. 1 Kings 4:30-34
textbox center …came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here. Matthew 12:42
textbox center Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours? God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, riches or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was ever before you had and none after you will have.” 2 Chronicles 1:10-12
textbox center …for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young—let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. Proverbs 1:2-6
textbox center The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Proverbs 1:7
textbox center 1. A proverb a day keeps the folly away. 2. Many smart intellectuals today are proverbial fools because they scoff at the notion of God.
textbox center The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1
textbox center For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?… for the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom… God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise… 1 Corinthians 1:19-20, 25, 27
textbox center Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Matthew 10:28
textbox center The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread. Isaiah 8:13
textbox center 1. A proverb a day keeps the folly away. 2. Many smart intellectuals today are proverbial fools because they scoff at the notion of God. 3. Could it be in America we’ve so distorted the grace message that we’ve fully lost any sense of the fear of the Lord?
textbox center Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14