Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
It is wise to always listen to all ideas, whether it comes from an older person or more seasoned person, or from a younger “freshman” person.
But how would we know which ideas to filter out, and which ones to believe? If it sounds correct? If it agrees with our own idea?
Proverbs 1:7 gives us God’s way of filtering ideas we hear. It says that if the idea makes us “fear the LORD”, or makes us love God more, or makes people love God more, make us honor Him more, makes us obey Him more, then that is TRUE KNOWLEDGE. That is an idea that we should not hesitate to work on. That is wisdom.