Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!
Psalm 111:10 NLT
God gave His decrees and regulations not to burden us or snuff out fun but rather so we could find life (Ezekiel 20:11). True and rich life is started by fearing the Lord and obeying His commandments. Fearing the Lord brings true wisdom (Psalm 111:10), leads to God providing for our needs (Psalm 111:5), and gives us joy (Psalm 112:1)!
Remember who God is, His character, and fear him in reverent respect. Experience true and rich life by following Him fully. Don't be enticed by the ways of this world, of the things that the world says will bring happiness but are contrary to the Bible's instruction.
Lord, I humbly come before you in reverent respect and submission to You. Thank you for reminding me this past week of your ultimate holiness, perfect righteousness, and amazing power. I rejoice in your commandments! Thank you for giving us instruction that leads to real life.