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What do you Fear

September 10, 2023

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Happy birthday! For some people, these words scare them.  They truly FEAR getting old. Fear is an emotion that is a survival mechanism. It is disturbing and a very unpleasant feeling. We FEAR a lot of different things. Most of these things are good for us to be fearful about, because it can keep us safe. But Proverbs 9:10 gives us a different outlook on fear. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”. Only God can take something bad and make something good come out of it. To fear the Lord allows us to be enlightened and have clear thinking. This allows us to have stability in our knowledge. To continue in Proverbs 9 verse 11 says “For by me your days will be multiplied and years of life will be added to you”.  The Bible says the glory of the young man is his strength, but splendor of old men is their gray hair. Bible says God will carry you in your old age. Enjoy each day, it’s a gift, a gift from God. That is why it is called the present! Happy birthday.

Michelle Ragland

  ’67 / ‘ 84  Jacksonville  FL

Doris Jean H

’44 / ’55 Manheim PA

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