The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7
Proverbs speaks much about the wise and the foolish of the world, the wise understand and fear the Lord their God, but the fool has said in his heart that there is no God. The fear of the Lord keeps us from evil and directs the paths of the righteous, we, having a moral compass, so to speak, are led by the voice of Holy Spirit, while the fool is led by the lust and desire of his flesh.
In these last of days upon the earth God's people must be able to hear His voice, understand His will for their lives and for the Body of Christ and be able to discern good from evil. In this first proverb it speaks of not being enticed by sinners and not to throw in your lot among them, something many a man of God has done to his own demise, being deceived and carried away by his own lusts and desires. Ask Samson, the strongman who fell in love with his enemy and what was the outcome of his fate, he died in the arena of the fool!
Today we have more media available to us than any other generation, millions of ads directed at us to buy this or that are hurled at us with blinding speed and in most cases deadly accuracy, deceiving us to be led away by our flesh. Get rich quick schemes, real estate deals, and even soft porn distributed on the Internet like a drag net, catching the unsuspecting believer, sending him headlong into bondage, hopelessly addicted to something that just popped up out of no where!
"Then they will call upon Me, but I will not answer; they will seek Me diligently, but they will not find Me. Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord, they would have none of My counsel, and despised My every rebuke. Therefore thay shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to Me will dwell safely, and be secure, without fear of evil. Proverbs 1:28-33
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin