Proverbs 1:7 says: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline." This foundational principle is found throughout the Proverbs. We show wisdom in fearing God. Fools do not want His direction, guidance, and control.
Look at what other Scriptures have say on the subject:
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” - Hebrews 12:28-29
And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,- Deuteronomy 10:12
Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.- Deuteronomy 10:20-21
The fear of the Lord consists of hating evil, sin, and all things not of God. It is also about loving God with all your heart, mind, body, and soul. The Scriptures say we are to delight in doing God’s will. Psalm 112:2 "Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands." Jesus said that if we show our love for God through our obedience.
Proverbs 4:7-8 says, Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
The pursuit of wisdom is one of the most important things in life we can do. It’s more important than making a lot of money, or anything else in this world for a believer. Love Jesus? Love His wisdom.
Have a good and Godly day.