It has been such a blessing to see the cards and small tokens left on the table, and to know that you are faithfully praying for one another.
This week we are reading chapter 1 in The Best Yes. It is only six pages, and offers a humorous introduction filled with simple truth. We hope you enjoy it!
As you read, consider today’s ponderings from Lysa (anything “block quoted” is directly from the study guide):
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Head knowledge of the fear of the Lord:
Fear: There are two Hebrew words for “fear” in the Bible. One is “pachad”, which means terror. That’s not the word used in this verse. The word used is “yir’ah”, which means a reverence for God. “The expression describes that reverential attitude of holy fear which man, when his heart is set aright, observes toward God” (Matthew Henry Commentary). To observe toward God is to look for the hand of God in everything. When we have a reverential attitude and look for the hand of God in everything, we start seeing things from the perspective of wisdom. This becomes our focus.
Lord: I need to anchor my heart to the Lord so I can set my heart to the wisdom of God. Jesus is “the power of God and the wisdom of God” 1 Corinthians 1:24
Once Jesus is the Lord of our heart and the focus of our heart, we have unlocked the door to obtaining God’s wisdom.
It is through Biblical wisdom that we are able to make decisions with the consideration of our faithfulness to God, allowing our lives to emulate the love of Jesus and the testimony that He has for us.
Please, please, please comment below with any thoughts you had while reading chapter one. I am using this site as a means to keep those who are not on Facebook connected to the reflections on the SPS group. This may mean double posting, and if you have the time, that would be great! ;D
…..Later this week, I will post the “heart knowledge of the fear of the Lord” ;D