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Open Fear

Solomon noted that while evil men may lengthen their lives by wickedness, the wise path is to “fear God, to fear Him openly” (8:12).

Fearing God “openly” means to publicly fear Him. This is fear clearly demonstrated, exposed for the entire world to see. This point offers several lessons:


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It’s All Good

Today’s Scripture: Genesis 1:31-“God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.”

I like to have a clean vehicle. However, that does not happen without being attentive. Birds, dust, birds, dirty rain, road grime and birds get in the way of a clean car. But the bed of my truck has numerous dings that detract from its appearance, even when it is clean.

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God’s First Creation

Bible Verse for Today: “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was made” (Proverbs 8:23).

If someone were to ask you what God created first, you would probably look at Genesis Chapter 1 and say “light.” However, there is something that God created long before He created the earth. In Proverbs we see Wisdom personified, and he says, “When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth; while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the beginning of the dust of the world. When he established the heavens, I was there” (Proverbs 8:24-27).


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