The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Psalm 111:10, ESV
I am sure you have heard the old adage, “With age comes wisdom.” When I hear this, I often remind people that Solomon was wise in his youth but became unwise in his old age. Why? Solomon forgot God. As we age, we gain knowledge from our lives and experiences, but wisdom is the application of that knowledge. When we place our fear and love of God first in our thinking, He guides us to act wisely and speak thoughtfully. Unfortunately, it is easy to think that we know all we need to know and act without prayer or seeking God’s guidance. As I have placed God first in interactions, it has given me pause not to do what my first instinct called me to do. Let God guide you in all actions and words, and He will give you true wisdom.
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.