photoThe Beginning of Knowledge

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

fools despise wisdom and instruction




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all that man can offer at the most prestigious university

but if one thing isn’t present before the man’s eyes

he cannot be counted among any who are wise


A president a king a dictator or CEO

the most power you can wield the highest you can go

but without this one thing it is all mindless chatter

if you don’t have a handle on the most important matter


A Grammy or an Oscar even a Nobel prize

cannot indicate who is foolish or wise

the acquisition of wisdom lies not in award winning

but in knowing what needs to be to have a beginning


For beginning knowledge the point is quite clear

the beginning of knowledge is knowing whom to fear

no matter your past or how much treasure you’ve stored

the beginning of knowledge is the fear of the Lord