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Project 66 – Proverbs & Ecclesiastes

Proverbs and Ecclesiastes finish up Part 7 of Project 66, as well as year 2010!

Proverbs 9:10 – A Summarization of the Book

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

The Proverbs speak often of the fear of the Lord from a very positive perspective. Fear of the Lord. The word fear bugs some people because we have in our minds the concept of a phobia. But the word translated fear is not a phobia type of fear. It is that kind of awe and reverential fear as we really think about God, His greatness, His power, who He is. It is that awe that comes over you when you stand at the ledge of the Grand Canyon, or look up into the clear bright night sky from the bush of Africa.

Resurrection Morning at the edge of the Grand Canyon

The fear of the Lord is desiring to do what God would have me to do. Love what God loves. Hate what God hates. That desire recognizing who God is. To seek to please Him, that’s what the fear of the Lord is about. That’s the beginning of wisdom. And knowing  the Holy One Himself …that is understanding. Not simply knowing what is holy or pure, but knowing The Great Shepherd Himself, leaning your head on the breast of God to hear His heartbeat. Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding are found in the Lord. Not simply inside of myself. With that as the foundation stone, so knowledge, understanding and wisdom shall be able to increase more and more each day.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 – God-sized Hole in Our Hearts

God has made everything beautiful in its time Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, Except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

  • Every desire
  • Every aspiration
  • Every hunger
  • and thirst
  • Every longing of our nature

is nothing less than a desire for God. As G.K. Chesteron says,

Even when men knock on the door of a brothel they are seeking for God.

We were born for His love and cannot live without it. Only God can fill our God-sized void! Lord Jesus, help me in 2011 to go to the Fountain of Heaven to have my thirst for love quenched. Amen.

Awesomeness of God