'The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom' is a timeless truth from the Holy Bible. This statement was first recoined in the late 90s and early 2000 to: 'The fear of HIV is the beginning of wisdom', The almighty HIV is no more news and a thing to fear any longer (thank God for awareness).
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About fortnight ago, a viral text sms and night calls on emergency bath with salt in warm water and a sip of the same was speculated to serve as a preventive mechanism against Ebola. Shortly thereafter, another recoined from the Holy Book emerged as: 'The fear of Ebola is the beginning of wisdom'. It seems to me people fear more of what they see than what its been said.
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If one fears HIV or Ebola without the fear of God is like holding the branches of a tree instead of the stem for strength. With or without epidemics some day we will all die and its your relationship with God that will save you and so if you are to choose between the two who to fear, be advise to fear God first which is topmost and the true beginning of wisdom and then fear of Ebola will be the beginning of good health.
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