The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom
Passage: Proverbs 1:1–7
The Beginning of Knowledge
 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
 To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
 to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
 to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
 Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
 to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.