We are all on the path of “life” together. Some of us “seem” to have it all figured out; whilst others struggle to make day-by-day choices.
The enemy never tells us the disadvantages of sin and yet we know that he “comes to steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10). If you look at Satan’s conversation with Eve; he was encouraging her to sin by telling her the benefits while denying its consequences (Genesis 3:4-5).
Proverbs repeats time after time that wisdom is knowledge with understanding; so if we strip that back – knowledge is nothing more than raw facts but with understanding, comes wisdom and that is the ability to understand things, as God sees them.
Proverbs also tells us (and repeats it) that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (1:7; 9:10). Believers are not to be scared of God, as we have His promise that nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8:38-39). We have His promise that He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). However, fearing God means having such a reverence for Him that it has a great impact on the way we live our lives. The fear of God is respecting Him, obeying Him and worshipping Him as Yahweh. (I know that I want to please Him because of who He is – the creator of the Universe!!)
So the next time there is a decision to make…take it to God and bring it up against His Word, because I don’t think anyone would of thought that a bite of an apple, could bring so much devastation. If Satan can deceive Adam and Eve, who had never known “sin” or heartache from this World; how much easier is it for Satan to lead us away from God?