“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever.” (Psalm 111:10 CSB)
An awe-inspired respect and adoration of God is the beginning of a life characterized by wisdom, which essentially means knowing the right thing to do. Another way of saying this is that all who follow God’s instructions are practicing good insight. They have good insight into spiritual matters, because God gives it to them, and they also have good insight into relational matters, because God give that as well as part of the wisdom He imparts to those who practice developing good insight.
This “fear of the Lord,” you see, is only the beginning of wisdom. That is where it starts. From that point God then enables us to see more of what He sees, and once we see it, we take it then to the next level and actually practice the good insight He leads us to.
Lord, We thank You for the wisdom You supply, and we thank You for leading us to spiritual and relational insights we can practice that bring honor and glory to You. Amen.