Bible Study & Devotional (Day 145)
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 15:33, Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.
🔴 Whom Shall I Fear?
Contributing Writer: Broderick Slaughter
Do you recall these two meanings of fear?
- Forget Everything And Run.
- Face Everything And Rise
Yeah, me too, but how many times have we allowed the world to dictate the direction we must go? How often have we forgotten our place with God and ran from His teaching? God is showing us in Proverbs 15:33 that the Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor. By following God’s instructions and giving honor to Him, one can obtain the wisdom needed for this journey through the world.
Proverbs 1:7 states that the fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
The world tells you to remain consistent, be disciplined, and never quit, but do we apply those same virtues toward God’s teachings?
Do you truly fear God?
We will think twice before going over the speed limit, or if we take something that doesn’t belong to us, but can you love thy neighbor? Can you honor their father and mother?
See, we are learning the lessons, following the wrong commandments, and the laws of the world won’t help us get into eternity. Fear of the Lord is the foundation; it is the starting point of understanding what’s needed to live a purposeful life. So be strong and courageous; we are human, we will fail, but God’s grace covers us, we will go down dark valleys; God says don’t be afraid. Live for today, throw away the wisdom of self, and follow what God teaches us.
Enjoy the fruit of your work, sow seeds of humbleness and greatness so others can follow, and joy comes to those that Love the Lord. To whom do you Fear, the world that only can control you temporarily physically, or God that controls everything?
Broderick is a man of God, devoted father, and loving husband. He is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration and transitioning into entrepreneurship. Broderick enjoys art, photography and is a fitness enthusiast. He loves to motivate people to push past their struggles to reach the purpose God intended them to have. He often reminds others, “Never limit yourself, we are here for a purpose.”
This devotional was submitted by Broderick Slaughter, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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