As we read through proverbs it constantly pointed to wisdom and what it meant. To have a reverence of obedience expressed in a submissive spirit rather than as terrifying dread. The fear of the Lord is the beginning point of becoming a woman of wisdom.
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
The woman who is wise will heed the warning to avoid being enticed to follow sinners. Am I being a woman who fears the Lord and heeds the warning signs that are in front of me? Do I choose to stay away from sin and those who practice it?
“Wisdom pleads with her hearers, begging them to follow her and learn how to take their knowledge about God and apply it to their lives in a practical and successful way. She sets forth her virtues and her rewards. She is incomparable, better than rubies; her instructions more precious than sliver and her knowledge exceeding the worth of choice gold. Excellent things from her lips lead to life, and her followers are blessed materially and spiritually.” –New King James Women’s Study Bible
Am I being that example of fearing the Lord and having that submissive spirit towards the Lord? Does every day I’m living point to God? Does His words come out of my mouth? Are my words encouraging or tearing down? Am I soft spoken and gentle or harsh and putting others down?
When others look at me do they see a wise woman who fears the Lord?
“Wisdom for the believer is a knowledge of God’s will that allows her to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord. Wisdom is evident when a person leads a life that is marked by purity, peace, gentleness, a yielding spirit, mercy and Good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” –New King James Women’s Study Bible
Colossians 1:9-10, For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
So let our words and lives be pleasing to the Lord in all that we do and say, so that we may be filled with His knowledge, wisdom and spiritual understanding. By pleasing our Lord we will become fruitful and increase with His knowledge.