“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the
Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10, NKJV)
Someone explained the difference between wisdom and knowledge in this way,
"Knowledge is having information about a thing, wisdom is knowing what to do
with that information." I think that about sums it up.
Solomon informs us in this verse that wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord.
The word fear here means, reverence. To recognize and acknowledge the Holiness
and Awesomeness of God is the genesis of wisdom.
Solomon is telling us when we reverence and acknowledge God, when we worship
Him for who He is, we are on our way to knowing what to do with all the
knowledge we have. In other words, all our blessings, achievements, goals and
aspirations, begin with God. If we want to have a blessed day, we must begin the
day reverencing God.
Start your day off right. Always remember to begin every day acknowledging the
glory of God, and worship Him for who He is. This is the beginning of your
knowing what to do, and how to do what to do, throughout your day. Reverence
and Worship of God is WHERE WISDOM BEGINS.