SALVATION: Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
DAMNATION: Proverbs 1:29 Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord; 1:26-28 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. 28 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.