Who was with us for The Best Yes Webcast last night? Oh my, it was so so fun! I love when we can find a way to gather together using technology, especially since we don’t do this study face-to-face or in person. We’d like to invite you to join us for another fun way we can gather to discuss the applications we are learning and hope to apply to our daily lives. Here’s Lysa, Nicki, and I to tell you about another one:
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And now, on to today’s lesson~
One of the things Lysa addresses in The Best Yes Study Guide — wait she doesn’t only address it, it’s practically the main idea of the study guide — is this: Wisdom.
Note: You do not need The Best Yes Study Guide for this online Bible study. However, I will be using some of the wonderful points discussed in that guide, here on our study blog.
The Bible tells us that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” But what exactly does this mean?
Lysa writes on pages 13-15 of The Best Yes Study Guide:
Head knowledge of fear of the Lord:
~Fear: There are two Hebrew words for “fear” in the Bible. One is pachad (pakh’-ad), which means terror. That’s not the word used in this verse. The word used here is yir’ah (yir-aw’), which means a reverence for God.
“The expression describes that reverential attitude or holy fear which man, when his heart is set aright, observes toward God” (Matthew Henry Commentary). To observe toward God is to look for the hand of God in everything.
When we have a reverential attitude and look for the hand of God in everything, we start seeing things from the perspective of wisdom. This becomes our focus.
~Lord: I need to anchor my heart to the Lord so I can set my heart to the wisdom of God.
Jesus is “the power of God and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24 (NIV)
In Christ, “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3 (NIV)
~ Once Jesus is the Lord of our heart and the focus of our heart, we have unlocked the door to obtaining God’s wisdom.
Heart knowledge of the fear of the Lord:
What does it mean to:
–Accept my words
–Store up my commands
–Turn your ear to wisdom
–Apply your heart to understanding
–Call our for insight
–Look for it
–Search for it as hidden treasure
Record your answers in your own notebook and share a few of them with us in the comment section. Commit our verse, Psalm 111:10, to memory.
You can do this! It’s an easy one this week! Go ahead and write “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Psalm 111:10) on index or note cards and place them around to remind you to set your heart to wisdom today. Why not even make this verse your screen saver this week?