It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand, for the one who fears God shall come out from both of them. Eccl 7:18
“the one who fears God shall come out from both of them.” Come out of what?
What is this verse saying to us? Well, in order to understand it, we need to read the previous two verses which say: “Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise….Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool….”
What Solomon is saying is that those who fear the Lord receive His wisdom on how to live daily. Those who fear the Lord will receive guidance on how to speak and live righteously without being overly righteous and turning people off to the gospel and away from the truth because the Lord will give them the right words to say and the right time to say them. Those who fear the Lord will not become too wise because they will be humble as they depend on the Lord and His wisdom, living in His will and not theirs.
Those who fear the Lord have the ability to avoid evil and not be foolish in their ways because they have the Lord’s wisdom, guidance, protection and goodness.
So then, knowing all of this we see that those who fear the Lord will advance in their lives spiritually, physically and mentally. They will be learning and growing daily, advancing the Lord’s kingdom on earth and bringing Him glory by how they live their lives.
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