WHAT IS WISDOM?
“Behold, The Fear of the Lord, That Is Wisdom….” (Job 28:1-28).
This “Fear” refers to reverence and respect–honoring God much more than we do our parents, grandparents, the boss on the Job, or the country’s president.
“Many people know what the words Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage mean. But how often do you see someone actually live up to them? Soldiers learn these values in detail during Basic Training, and from then on, they live them every day in everything they do — whether on the job or off. These Seven Core Army Values are what being a Soldier is all about.”
“Of all the army values, Honor is the one that embodies all the others.”
General Douglas MacArthur said, “… the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, and country.“
As Sovereign Lord and Creator, God deserves our highest Honor-–Obedience to His Word.
God Is not a man; He cannot lie; therefore, whenever He speaks, obedience is the only expected response.
The Prophet Samuel declared, “Hath the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
Then, as Jesus ended His first public sermon (The Sermon on the Mount), He warned–
“Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man….”
“And everyone that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man….” (Matthew 7:24-26).
Therefore, BE WISE–hearers of the word must also be doers of the word. (James 1:22).