Would you kill for loved ones? Love may compel you to do evil, the fear of God compels you to obey His commands. You can shun evil, avoid wrong doings, erase fatal ruins and resolve unnecessary consequences. Abraham loved the Lord so much that he would have killed his only son, Isaac for God but for an intervention. It turned out that the instruction previously released was a test of Abraham’s faith, which he brilliantly passed. But what would you do if you were in a similar position? would you break the commandment of the Lord just to please, impress or oppress another human being? What would you do if your loved one asks you to cover their back in an attempt to cover up something terrible? Would you think twice, choose right and fear God?
When you fear God, you obey His commands, consider your ways, realize your mistakes and own up to your weaknesses. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding”. Proverbs 9:10.(KJV) The fear of God compels you to shun evil and do good. It is the beginning of wisdom. It protects from doing evil, falling into devious traps and suffering from unnecessary consequences. The fear of God compels the two Hebrew women, Shiprah and Puah to obey God’s commands, ‘Thou shalt not kill’, and to shun the wickedness of the wicked king in killing the innocent male children. Had they listened to the wicked king, it would have resulted to mass murdering of innocent children, changed history forever, been on their conscience and possibly lead to some sort of loss in their lives. But they feared God and God counted their acts as righteousness to them; God gave them their own families. The fear of God gives life to the dying, hope to the hopeless, help to the helpless, food to the hungry, health to the sick and wealth to the poor. It saves from the trap to impress, suppress or oppress somebody. It delivers from wrong doings.
The fear of God compelled David to repentance after he trespassed three of God’s laws. The First law David broke; “Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s”. Second law David broke on “thou shalt not commit adultery”. Third law, “Thou shalt not kill”. Deuteronomy 5:17,18,21. Though David fulfilled his lustful desires temporarily, he suffered the consequences of his rebellious act grievously. David lost a son as a result of his dubious way to have another man’s wife but God had mercy on him as he repented of his mistakes. It is better to Flee wrong doings, Erase fatal ruins, Avoid human rulings, Resolve unnecessary consequences, and Fear God than to follow evil and leave a permanent scar in your memory.
Remember, neglecting to shun evil has its consequences. The moment you agree to cover somebody else’s evil tracks, you are signing up for the consequences that follows. When we choose to satisfy selfish desires, we are signing up for hellish consequences. When we neglect to obey the commandments of God, we must be ready to embrace the consequences of our actions. The consequences of our actions outside the will of God is death. It’s better to fear God and obey His laws than waste precious moments on things that kill us.
Have you ever gone out of your way just to please somebody, especially when you knew it was something wrong? have you ever fallen into that trap of doing something wrong just because you wanted to suppress or oppress another human being? has anybody you love or admire ever asks you to do something wrong for them, just so that they could cover their backs? have you ever done something wrong just to impress another human being? or ever fallen into the trap of manipulating a situation just to suppress somebody else’s emotion? Turning away from evil and doing the right thing is having the fear of God. Choose to obey the laws and commandments of God, it has its benefits.
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