One day, while talking to my father, God taught me something extremely important, and I have put it into practice ever since.
My father said that he had been praying for God to put a guard over his mouth, his mind, his ears and his heart. And I kept thinking, wouldn’t this be the perfect definition of the fear of God?
If Solomon asked for fear instead of wisdom, he would have been successful to the end!
We often think that what we lack is wisdom, when, in fact, the fear of God already gives us this.
Many wise men have fallen into temptation, precisely because of the lack of fear with small details such as vanities, pride, hostility, bad eyes, envy and even deceitfulness.
Bishop Edir Macedo
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