Last week's Sunday Reflection was about the message I heard at Westminster Abbey on the subject of wisdom. I receive two devotions by e-mail every day, and I found it interesting that last Wednesday's devotion was titled A Dose of Wisdom.
It was based on Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline [training]." The Hebrew meaning for fear in this scripture is reverence and awe, not terror or fright.
Walter Lippman said: "It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
The fool is like a deaf audience. He has no way to gain wisdom because he doesn't understand or respect the way to wisdom, which is the Lord. When we fear the Lord and walk before Him in respect, He gives us wisdom.
May God bless your week!