Saturday, April 12, 2014

A to Z Blogging -- K is for Knowledge

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
and knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Proverbs 9:10

The wise lay up knowledge.
Proverbs 10:14

Unwise decisions—those made without knowledge—have the potential of throwing our lives into a downward spiral. Bad decisions have negative consequences…which can lead to more bad decisions and more negative consequences.

Decisions made with knowledge usually have positive results; continued knowledgeable decisions will put our lives on a positive path, one that will bring us joy and glorify the Lord.

Proverbs 9:10 tells us that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”  The word “fear” does not mean “running away and screaming in fear” but rather respect, reverence and humility of the Lord. The Lord, through His Word, the Bible, offers us the knowledge that we need to make good and godly moral decisions.

The Bible doesn’t tell us outright what to do if we are confronted with an overbearing boss, or a cranky coworker, selfish spouse, backstabbing brother, or other temptations galore, it does give us the principles of how to deal with these situations and more—many more—in fact, any situation we may be confronted with.

When we study the Bible we gain knowledge—we lay it up in our hearts. When we are familiar with God’s words we will be ready when (not if) we face difficult situations. And if you are involved in a situation where you just don’t know how to act, ask Him. He will lead and guide you.

The book of Proverbs is a collection of wise words. Consider using it for Bible study for a month or more, reading the chapter of Proverbs corresponding to the date. Today, April 12th, read Proverbs 12.

(I’m also blogging the A to Z Challenge at Home is Where the Mom Is. Today I’m blogging on the topic of “Kids; Bringing God into Their Lives.”)


  1. I like your point, "when we study the Bible we gain knowledge." About 15 years ago I went from a reader of the Bible to a student of the Bible, meaning I began to study my Bible. My knowledge and understanding of God and His character has expanded beyond what I could ever have imagined. When it comes to the Bible, it's the quality not the quantity of what you read and the time you spend. For me, the greatest gift of studying the Bible is that I now know truth from untruth when I listen to or read a sermon, or someones teaching. I can know (with little doubt) if it's in line with the word of God. I no longer feel that I'm at sea being blown around with different teachings... I know that I know God's truth! And if I hear something that I'm not sure is in line with the Bible, I will study it and find the truth for myself... with God's help of course. I always pray for the Spirit to guide my studies. Knowing the truth of God really does set us free.

    1. I so agree with you Buffie! It is so vitally important for us to know and understand God and His character, just like you said. There is so much deceit around us. THANK YOU for your comment!

  2. What a great idea for studying Proverbs. I think I'd like to try that. I'm enjoying your posts here.

  3. Thanks so much, Marcy! I love to write and pray that my words will touch someone's heart. Every time I read the Chapter of Proverbs of the date I find something relevant to my life. I hope you find the same thing!


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