Wednesday, January 25, 2017

JANUARY 25 "FEAR & LOVE CO-EXIST TOGETHER"

     Most disingenuous, religious folks would rather talk about their Love for God rather than their Fear of God. They have so much LOVE for God, but no fear, which explains why they live the contradictory lives they live. It is not the LOVE my son has for me (and he does love me dearly) that keeps him from mouthing off to his mother or I, it is his FEAR of me that keeps him from doing so. Love is not enough to keep us right in any relationship. We cannot love someone so much that it keeps us from all wrong doing. Why did God choose to inspire the author of our text to write verse 17 "The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt told them to do; they let the boys lives".  Why not..."because the midwives LOVED GOD they did not do what the King of Egypt told them to do"  Why not have it written like that? BECAUSE it would not be true!  Yes they loved God, but in this particular situation it was not love that caused them to do the right thing  it was fear.  I love God too, but I must confess, there are days where I can be so off tract, so low, so discouraged that on those days, weeks...or months, there is one thing that keeps me and that is The Fear of God.  Disingenuous religious Christians all have this lacking in their lives, a genuine fear of God.  Don't ever lose your fear of God, the bible says it was the beginning of your wisdom and if you ever lose it you become a fool again. I've met many fools in the Church of Jesus Christ, they are doing unspeakable things that you have to know is going to bring severe judgment on their lives, if not in this life, the life to come for sure, but all they want to speak about is their Love for God and there is a day approaching that will be a rude awakening for them, never lose your fear of God. Always walk reverently and fearfully in his presence.