Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.
My Life Application Study Bible says....
The more a person fears and respects God, the more he or she will hate evil. Love for God and love for sin cannot coexist. Harboring secret sins means that you are tolerating evil within yourself. Make a clean break with sin and commit yourself completely to God.
Wisdom is a crucial foundation for our lives. And it needs to be found in God alone.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
To know God is not just to know facts about Him, nor is it enough to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. After all, the demons know that Jesus is the Son of God. We need to worship Jesus as the Son of God, and we need to have a relationship with Him, getting to know Him better personally not just factually.
The verse that jumped out at me in our Corinthians passage was this one....
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.
We always need to be alert for spiritual enemies or wrong theology. We need to stand firm in the gospel message as it is written in the Word. We need to be courageous to stand against false teachers, deal with sin, and address other problems that may come up. We need to find our strength in God through the power of the Holy Spirit. And we must do everything in love. Practical and excellent reminders for me!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Proverbs 10-12; Titus 1