Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord – Prayer for July 20. Praise the Lord everybody. Is there really a way to guarantee yourself a life of prosperity in this world? There are some, including Christians, that believe there is.
Bible Verse for Today
The pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rocks
and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’
Though you soar like the eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,”
declares the Lord. (Obadiah 3-4)
The Bible says “Pride God before a fall” and for good reason. There are a lot of people, in the body and out, who are going around trusting in anything but God.
Their faith is in created things and not the Creator. They believe in wealth, to them money is power. They hire bodyguards and put in expensive security systems and live in tall buildings and they say, “I am safe, who can touch me here?” But the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:12 “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!”
Don’t be one of those people who believe that their degrees and their profession would always be there to protect them from poverty and homelessness. It may be their disobedience to God that caused both things to come upon them. This one thing they learned, put your trust in God who is more than able to keep you from falling.
All degrees and experience could not open one door to a job when God decides to keep it closed.
Wisdom Begins with the Fear of the Lord Prayer for Today
Father God, your word says, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” help us to remember every day, that our lives are in your hands, and not our own. Help us to lean on you, and not the arm of the flesh. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Also read: CHURCH AS THE BODY OF CHRIST July 19