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Proverbs 1:7 – The Fear of the Lord Is the Beginning of Wisdom


A proper relationship with God is the first element of wisdom.


Here is a reminder that the most important feature in the pursuit of all learning is acknowledging and honoring God, the creator of all. This statement properly stands at the entrance to the library at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reminding visitors about the first step in gaining knowledge.

Proverbs 1:7

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
   fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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