Daily Wisdom 325: Proverbs 14:26-27

Proverbs 14:26–27 (NKJV) — 26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.

The benefits of revering the LORD. These two verses list four benefits of fearing, or revering, the LORD. They are: (1) strong confidence; (2) a place of refuge; (3) a fountain of life; and (4) deliverance from the snares of death. None are more confident than those who fear God. Their fear of God removes their fear of all else. Those who fear God need not fear trials and temptations, for they have a place of refuge in Him. Those who fear God need not fear death, for in Him there is only life and even physical death is but a transition to eternal life.