Proverbs 3:7 (KJV) 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
We don’t take pride in our own wisdom. There’s so much to learn; we understand that what we know is so infinitesimal as compared to the knowledge available out there. Instead of being impressed with our wisdom, we fear the Lord and live according to His wisdom. Wisdom itself isn’t evil; pursuing wisdom is wise. But instead of trusting in our own understanding, we pursue God’s wisdom.
We won’t completely comprehend and contain all of God’s wisdom, but He shares to us slices of His wisdom and knowledge He knows are essential to fulfilling our God-ordained destinies, callings, and responsibilities. His wisdom continues to flow from His throne to where we are; He’s extremely generous with it. To tap into His wisdom that’s infinitely greater than ours, His thoughts that are higher than our thoughts, is a blessing truly immeasurable.
One of the best expressions of godly wisdom is fearing God. We rightly fear Him Who has control over our eternal destinies, Who can touch our whole being, Who is the ultimate judge—the One Who has the final say whether He will delightedly welcome us into His eternal glorious presence, or tell us to depart. It’s wise, not legalism to fear God. It carries more blessings than we’ll ever know, and that’s fine. We may not know all of those blessings, but we don’t want to miss out on them.