June 9, 2024

The FEAR of the LORD is to:______

6/9/24 susan allen

 

* the Fear of the Lord is clean-pure and endures forever…. We found it to be a TRUTH in both the Old Covenant and the NEW

*That the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge, & instruction

*Last we week we learned that it is a sensitiveness towards the LORD/WORD. TO HAVE a real sense and awareness of His being and presence

TODAY:

Prov 8:12 KJV  I wisdom dwell with prudence (good judgement) , and find out knowledge of witty inventions (good discretion) .13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

 

HATE: to hate, to be an enemy to

EVIL: bad, unpleasing

(hold place in Prov 8)

Rom 12:9-NIV Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Job 28:20-NKJV “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? 21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living, And concealed from the birds of the air. 22 Destruction and Death say, ‘We have heard a report about it with our ears.’ 23 God understands its way, And He knows its place. 24 For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, 25 To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure. 26 When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt, 27 Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out. 28 And to man He said,’Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.'”

DEPART—avoid, remove, turn aside from, come to an end, and decline

a WRONG WAY sign!

PROV 8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

 

PRIDE Isa 14:12- kjv 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

 

Rom 1:21-NIV  For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen. 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. 28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

2 tim 3:5 says Having a FORM of godliness but denying the power there of FROM SUCH TURN AWAY.

 

Prov 22:4 True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.


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