Whoever walks in uprightness
fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
Proverbs 14:2 (
Biblical Truth: You will know a person by their walk, where grace reigns there is worship and honor for God, where sin reigns there is contempt for the Lord
fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Proverbs 10:27 (
Biblical Truth: The hopes of the wicked turn to disappointment, but the hopes of the righteous are joyful and eternal. Our life on earth is content and gratifying because of the love of the Lord.
My child, hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you. They will provide you with life, a pleasant and happy life. You can go safely on your way and never even stumble. You
will not be afraid when you go to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night.
Proverbs 3:21-24 (
Biblical Truth: Wisdom guides us through life, keeps us from temptation so that we can walk in confidence and without fear. We are protected by the one that never sleeps.
Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead,
fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones
Proverbs 3:7-8 (
Biblical Truth: Do not rely on your own understanding but have confidence in the counsel of God and abandon your evil ways. A virtuous life is good for both a healthy body and a healthy soul.
Look for it as hard as you would for silver or some hidden treasure. If you do, you will know what it means to
fear the Lord and you will succeed in learning about God.
Proverbs 2:4-5 (
Biblical Truth: Worship the Lord and seek His will and understanding with enthusiasm and determination.
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the
fear of the LORD, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.
Proverbs 1:28-31 (
Biblical Truth: Those who choose to walk in the way of the world lack wisdom, their stubbornness will lead to their downfall. Worship the Lord and walk in His ways.
“But whoever listens to me will have security. He will be safe, with
no reason to be afraid.”
Proverbs 1:33 (
Biblical Truth: When we seek and follow the counsel of God we are assured of being safe from evil and have no reason to fear it.
He fulfills the desire of those who
fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them. The LORD preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
Psalm 145:19-20 (
Biblical Truth: God is there to hear our prayers, so with all sincerity call out to Him in faith. He preserves and protects those who love and worship Him.
fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 (
Biblical Truth: The wise are those who pursue God and are obedient to His word. They place Him in a high place and approach Him with humility, seeking His perspective rather than acting on their own judgment. God’s word is reliable.
The Lord takes pleasure in those who
reverently and worshipfully fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy and loving-kindness.
Psalm 147:11 (
Biblical Truth: The Lord delights in those who worship and place their trust in Him; they place their hope in His mercy and are confident of His goodness.