In our political arena, too much of this goes on. Yet, it is also seen in the Christian realm. Relationships are too precious—so we justify the wicked and say, “Maybe it’s not sin” on the one hand, when on the other hand, if someone stands up to declare Biblical righteousness, we try to shut him up. Do we, in a society like this, truly stand on God’s Word?
Whatever we fear most dictates our choices. As a child, we obey because we fear our parents’ discipline or we disobey because we don’t fear it. As adults, “fear of people’ will prevent us from talking to someone. Fear of an accident will lead us to buy vehicle insurance. The question is: do we fear God? The answer is proven by our life, what we do or fail to do. If we fear God, we will not be led away from Him by the persuasion of others (vs. 19).
Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. (Isaiah 10:15-16)
We forget that we are just human—we cannot really control our lives and circumstances, and we cannot be rulers of our health and mortality. And in forgetting that, we also forget just how powerful our God is.
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