Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly….”
In the book of Exodus, chapter 1, Pharaoh commanded his midwives to kill every male child that was born by a Hebrew woman in order to stop the multiplication of the children of Israel in Egypt and created sorrow in their lives; but according to the scripture, the midwives did not do as they were instructed because they “feared God.” and consequently were rewarded with houses by God (Exodus 1:21).
In the book of Job, Job was advised by his wife to curse God and die because of the suffering that was imposed on him; but the Bible says that Job rebuked his wife for speaking like other foolish women (Job 2:10). Job, who was described as a man who feared God, had enough understanding to know that cursing God was wrong.
o People who fear God have a good understanding of what is right and what is wrong in the eyes of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7).
o People who have good understanding keep God’s commandments (Psalm 111:10).
o People who have good understanding find good in life (Proverbs 19:8).
o People who have good understanding will have doors of favor open for them (Proverbs 13:15).
Unlike Job’s wife, who was not slow in speaking and did not have good understanding; Abigail was described as a woman of good understanding. She found favor with God to be one of the wives of David after her husband died suddenly (I Samuel 25:3).
A good understanding will let you find good in life and favor with men and God. Proverbs 31:30, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” The Bible helps man to know what is right and wrong and helps man to get good understanding.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God.
Evangelist Kathy-Ann Michael