July 21, 2019 by directorfsm
As a builder I have a keen understanding of the importance of a good foundation. Without it everything that we build upon it will eventually crumble and fall. So too is our Christian walk, if we do not begin with a reverence and obedience, a true piety to the most Holy God our walk is doomed to collapse. – Mike
The fear of the Lord; reverence and obedience to God, or his worship and service, as this word is commonly used.
The beginning; either the foundation, or the top, and perfection, or chief point, without which all other knowledge is vain and useless.
Fools; wicked men, called fools through this whole book; such as do not fear God.
Despise wisdom and instruction; are so far from attaining true wisdom, that they despise it, and all the means of getting it; which fully proves what he now said, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
beginning — first part, foundation.
fools — the stupid and indifferent to God‘s character and government; hence the wicked.