The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom
But fools despise knowledge and wisdom
The Lord wants to change who we are not just change what we do. It’s not behavior modification. It’s heart transformation. The person that fears the Lord is very aware the Lord see all that we do and the Lord hears all of our thoughts.
All of the time.
The person who fears the Lord will try to please the Lord when no one is looking. Fools only respond to pain and consequence. The wise respond to wise counsel.
Not a sermon. Just a thought.