Would you like to be wise? Would you like to have riches, honor, & life? The Bible says we can have all of these if we learn to fear God. Proverbs tells us the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Furthermore, Proverbs 22:4 says “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.”
But what does it really mean to fear God? The popular teaching today is that this fear is simply a reverence & awe. But that definition is incomplete. We experience reverence & awe when we look at the ocean or the Grand Canyon but we don’t fear them.
The fear of God must include the realization that I am accountable to Him for how I spend each moment of my life. Understanding that will make us careful in how we use our time, which in turn will make us successful. Learning to rightly fear God is not only the basis of wisdom, it is also a guiding principle for redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.