The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). Since it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31)—who is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29)—the fear of the Lord’s judgment is the beginning of wise living. It is wise because:
God’s judgment is certain.
God’s judgment is irresistible.
God’s judgment is purposeful.
God’s judgment is universal.
God’s judgment is convicting.
God’s judgment is comprehensive.
God’s judgment is thorough.
From the days of Adam and Enoch, humanity has been warned of the spiritual black hole awaiting the ungodly when they fail to repent of their sinful ways before they die.
“Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him” (Jude 14-15).
Are you living wisely?