“...they did not choose the fear of the LORD.”

Proverbs 1.27

I used to read this verse like it said, “...they would not choose...”  Kind of like they were honestly still thinking about it.  But it says, “they did not choose…”  Basically they had already made their decision!

“...they did not choose...”

Sometimes when we have a choice to make we tell ourselves, “Well, I’m thinking about it…” or,  “I would if I could...”  But the truth is that we have made our choice and God is NOT our choice!

“...they did not choose the fear of the LORD.”

For those without Christ this matters!  Someone has said, “Life has many choices - but for Eternity there are only two, which choice have you made?”

This also applies to the everyday Christian life: Do we choose the fear of the LORD?  Some think the “fear of the LORD” is some sort of archaic idea that makes no sense today.  The fear of the LORD is kind of like a Police car with sirens...  either it can be behind us  - not good, or it can be ahead of us leading the way!

“...they did not choose the fear of the LORD.”

Choose right now to live for Christ!  Choose right now to come to Christ!  He will forgive, He will save!