Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The FEAR of the Lord prolongs life

Today's memory verse is in Proverbs 10:27. The Bible says "The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened." We can relate the previous memory verse which is in Proverbs 8:13 in this verse. In Proverbs 8:13, the fear of the Lord is to hate evil. When we say evil, this are things which do not glorify God. What are the simple examples of these things? Lie, stealing, inflicting pain with other people, gossips and all of the bad things that you can think of. Let us take stealing as in illustration. When we say stealing, we get other people's property without permission. If we steal, what are the possible result? The owner of the thing we steal will definitely get mad and if he/she discovered who stole his/her thing, the natural tendency of man is to get angry to that person. His reaction will depend on the importance of thing stole from him and on his/her self-control. If he is the type of person who has a very lousy self-control, a petty stealing can result to physical injury, imprisonment or worst, killing.

In short, doing bad things due to lack of fear of God puts one's life to danger. In this verse, the Bible simply state the obvious and reminds us the results if we fear God.


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