The Bible tells us the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
Why?! Why do so many of the most practical things in life start with God?!!
Because if we fear, (reverence, respect, honor His Word, trust in His power, etc), this will humble us. When we are humble, we are candidates to acquire wisdom.
In proverbs 4:7 we hear this:
“When I was a boy at my father’s knee, the pride and joy of my mother, He would sit me down and drill me: “Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live! Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding! Don’t forget one word! Don’t deviate an inch!
Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life; love her—she keeps her eye on you. Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding! Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it; never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious. She’ll fill your life with grace, she’ll cover your days with beauty.”
“The wise will learn more from fools, than fools from the wise.”