Job 28:28 - KJV
28. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
1 Samuel 15:1-11
There is no wisdom without understanding. If anyone assumes he is wise but lacks understanding, such wisdom is vain. So, it is possible for a man to seek to fear the Lord which is ordinarily accounted as wisdom but lack understanding. Understanding is lacking in anyone who is associated with evil. Evil, in ordinary parlance is a departure from the way of God. Saul was chosen by God to be the king in Israel in the place of Samuel the prophet who operated at the time as the head of Israel. When Saul took the gauntlet, he appeared to fear the Lord seeming to obey whatever the prophet, Samuel told him to do. But a time came when rather than fully obey the injunction of God, he used his “wisdom” to deviate a little. Such deviation is tantamount to evil. It is lack of understanding. That singular act cost him the throne. His wisdom therefore amounted to nut. It is important we depart from evil even as we fear the Lord. A claim that we fear the Lord and we continue in negative acts like stealing, lying, fornicating etc. is foolishness in that it will make a mess of the supposed fear of the Lord as it is no fear of Him at all.
Dearly beloved, let no one deceive you. You cannot associate with evil and claim you fear God. Evil association corrupts good manners they say. God has no relationship with evil and a hand in evil is a clear pointer of enmity with God. Hence, there is no wisdom in anyone who lacks understanding by being entangled with evil. So, all the works of evil that may be appearing in your deeds are positioned to want to separate you from your God and therefore unwise. Rise up today and clear out the idols so that you may give proper room to God. What idols? Those things that are not of God of course.
SOLUTION: Light and darkness do not coexist. For you to have understanding indeed, you must separate completely from evil and all signs of it. That separation is in itself evidence of the fear of God. Get it done.
The strength to completely separate from those foxes that represent the works of evil in life, father please release upon us all in the name of Jesus Christ. Every item that makes us lack understanding in the things of God found in our affairs, daddy please expunge in Jesus’ name. From this day, Lord, help us to live in wisdom by operating always in your fear in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Thank you, father Lord.