Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24, 2012

Psalm 111:10 (110:10 LXX)

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord;
A good understanding is in all who practice it.
His praise continues unto ages of ages.

Personal Challenge...

In a day and age where wisdom and knowledge are touted as the end all we are reminded they must be rooted in the right foundation to be of any true value. That foundation is the fear (respect, awe, trust) of the Lord our God and Creator. Any other foundation than that is bound to crumble.

This verse reminds me of the homes that we built in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. The foundation for the concrete that we mixed, the mortar that we used to tie them together, and even the key element of the blocks themselves was the sand that we used. Those who used the cheapest, most readily available sand, which was powdery and non-binding built structures that fell apart in the tempest. Those built of the right foundational material, the harder to find material, the more costly material, will stand through the tempests thrown their way.

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