What Is Wisdom?

Behold, The Fear of the Lord, That Is Wisdom….(Job 28:28.

But What does it mean to fear the lord? This “Fear” refers to reverence and respect–honoring God much more than we do our parents, grandparents, the boss at work, or the country’s president.

 In Basic Training, soldiers learn seven core values, 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: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.

” But, 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.

The Fear of the Lord–that is wisdom.

Since 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

as in obeying the Voice of the Lord? Behold to obey is better…” (1 Samuel 15:22)

Furthermore, Jesus said, “Why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). 

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).