PROVERBS: GPS to a Better You
Worshiping God: A Key to Personal Growth and Self-Improvement by Loretta Huggins
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; Proverbs 1:7a (AMP)
This passage in the Book of Proverbs provides valuable wisdom and guidance for personal growth and self-improvement. The concept of knowledge mentioned in Proverbs is not limited to just a collection of facts but encompasses the ability to perceive, discern, and understand situations in life.
Worshiping God is the first step towards acquiring this type of knowledge and wisdom. The fear of the Lord mentioned in verse seven does not refer to fear in the sense of danger or punishment but rather deep respect and reverence for God’s power and authority. By worshiping God, we connect to the source of all wisdom and understanding. We open ourselves up to receive His guidance and wisdom. This leads to a clearer understanding of ourselves and the world around us, allowing us to make positive changes in our lives.
In Proverbs, there are forty-one passages that mention “knowledge,” indicating its significance in our lives. Worshiping God and having a deep respect for His power and authority is the key to acquiring the knowledge and wisdom necessary for personal growth and self-improvement. To repeat, by connecting to the source of all wisdom and knowledge through worship, we can make positive changes in our lives and achieve our life-long dreams.
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Loretta Huggins, born and raised in San Francisco, CA, has served in the ministry with her husband, Larry Huggins since 1989: administrator, hostess, event planner, and teacher. She has traveled to eighteen countries. She is the co-founder and co-pastor of ZChurch.