God, God, God. . .
First, God. God is the subject of life. God is foundational for living. If we don't have a sense of the primacy of God, we will never get it right, get life right, get our lives right.
Not God at the margins; not God as an option; not God on the weekends. God at center and circumference; God first and last; God, God, God.(The Message, Introduction to Genesis, Eugene Peterson, p19)
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27 NKJV)
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge. (Proverbs 14:26 NKJV)
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. (Proverbs 15:33 NKJV)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
(Proverbs 9:10 NKJV).
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
(Psalms 19:9 NKJV).