Where It All Begins
Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 1
Key verse: Proverbs 1:7
Every now and then I feel the need to get “back to basics.” What do I mean by that?
I mean – it’s helpful sometimes to sit down in a quiet place, reflect on where you are and where you want to be, and think about how to get there. And that doesn’t always mean just starting another “To-Do” list. For me, it’s about re-visiting my most basic beliefs and values.
And that often leads me to one place – Proverbs, chapter 1, verse 7:
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
That one, pithy verse says a lot to me:
- That God is ultimately the answer to all my deepest questions
- That I can always learn something new – especially about those deepest questions
- That the biggest fool in the world is the one who refuses to learn
- And that the one who first penned those words, Solomon, is credited with being the wisest of all men.
Not a bad place to begin when getting “back to basics.”
So invite you to do the same. Think about where you are, where you want to be, and what – if anything – is confusing or disturbing about that process.
Then ask God for a little guidance.
It’s where it all begins – and ends.
Prayer: Lord, open my mind – and heart – to you. AMEN.