Fear God. A letter from Fathers to Sons

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 ESV
The Hebrew word used is Yir’ah 
Definition
fear, terror, fearing
fear, terror
awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear)
fear (of God), respect, reverence, piety
revered

 Son,  it’s important that everything flows from the fear of the Lord. What I mean by that; is it is impossible for someone to truly get knowledge  without reverence to God. You can  have degrees in 50 different  disciplines and the Bible will still call you a fool if you say that there is no God.


The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.
Psalm 14:1 ESV

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.
Psalm 53:1 ESV

For example 
What if you were a scientist that created robots like Astroboy, Megaman or Baymax. You made the programming needed for your creation to function. You created the environment in which your creation can thrive. You created it with a fully functional body and all the cutting edge tech inside. You even gave it A.I. ( artificial intelligence) with the ability to learn and create. 
Then imagine that your creation started to learn. It started to create. It started harnessing raw materials. Then It gets awards and fame throughout the land. 
All of sudden that robot starts to feel pretty good about itself. It starts to think that it will be better off without it’s creator. So it tries to destroy the creator.  What would you think as your creation is coming to get rid of you? Would you think this robot is malfunctioning. Yes, because you know what it’s incapable of knowing. That if you are not in the picture it can not function. The robot  doesn’t know you were there in the background of every endeavor making sure all systems were functional. You are the reason it has the ability to learn and create. It was using the hands you built to harness the raw materials. It’s very existence is because of you. 
What would you do?


 God is the foundation to all things. The fact that we can gain knowledge is a testimony to the God of the universe. He has created us to guard and garden (Genesis 2). So that means God has put in us the capacity to learn, cultivate, invent, and harness the raw of the earth to make beauty. Through God we are called to make gardens (homes,churches,communities ).
However you cannot do any of this effectively without the fear of the Lord.
A fool does not fear the Lord. Since all knowledge comes from God. A man that tries to  separate himself from that source is foolish. 
 
So fear the Lord. Fear and tremble at his power. Fear Him because He can destroy both soul and body ( Matthew 10:28). Remember that fear is just the beginning. Let it lead you to obedience.

With Love
Your Father

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