“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). Wisdom and knowledge are very different. Knowledge is accumulating facts. Wisdom is knowing what to do with them.
1. Parents are to teach their children about the ways of God. Deuteronomy 4:9, directs parents to teach God’s laws “to your children and to their children after them.”
2. Deuteronomy 4:10 instructs God’s people to assemble together so they “may learn to revere (God) as long as they live in the land and may teach (God’s laws) to their children.”
3. Leaders of children in the church have the privilege and priority to assist parents in bringing up children “in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4) so that they learn to love God and His Word.
Children wonder, “Why fear God?” Though kids often hear about God’s love, they rarely learn about the fear of the Lord. They are largely unaware that God commands all people to fear and revere Him. As a result, many children show disrespectful, indifferent, or flippant attitudes toward God.
To those who fear Him, God promises deliverance, love, protection, restoration, and reward. Those who know the Lord God Almighty possess a deep reverence and awe for Him. The “fear of the Lord” provides exclusive access to knowledge and wisdom. In fact, learning cannot take place until we fear the Lord! (Proverbs 1:7). Read the rest of this entry »No Comments »