Monday 07-29-19

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever” (Psalm 111:10).

It’s interesting that a psalm of thanksgiving for the great work of God’s salvation now ends with a word about the beginning place of wisdom. If the fear of the Lord—a reverence, respect, and awe—is the starting place of wisdom, then a spirit of gratitude characterizes those mature in the faith. This attitude of thanksgiving is seen in how the commandments of God are embraced and lived out not begrudgingly, but joyfully.

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