Fear The Lord My Sons

Yesterday, my husband and I left our younger son at his college dormitory.  Two months ago our older son finished his college and started his new career.  They’ve just started their new beginnings, though each at different point, yet both at the same life’s journey.  Whenever I think about these two young men, my heart jumps with joy and thankfulness.  This morning, as I meditate and think about the two, these verses came to my mind and want to give to them.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”(Proverbs 1:7)

“My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;  Then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.  For the Lord gives wisdom;  From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;  He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;  He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;  He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.  Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.  When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to our soul, discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things, from those who leave the paths of uprightness.”

(Proverbs 2:1-13)

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