2 Kings 4:1-7 -From Doom to Boom! (2)

  • It is profitable to fear God

The deceased person feared God, and his wife held on tenaciously to this point.  She also used it audaciously to seek help from God, through the Prophet.  Now, if you go through the bible painstakingly, you will discover that several people mentioned in it, feared God and in return, He delivered them from threats to their lives.  Such people included Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Job, Jephthah, Joseph, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, etc.

Because the deceased feared God, He pitied his family and delivered his sons from being enslaved thus confirming what the bible says in Psalm 103:13 viz.: ”As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear him”.  So, if you want God to pity you, then make sure you fear Him!  He will direct your ways, assist you to dwell in prosperity and aid your descendants to inherit the earth (Psalm 25:12-13).

How then can I fear God, you may wish to ask at this point? Well, it can be done in many ways.  For example by respecting Him, walking in His ways, loving Him and serving Him whole heartedly (Deuteronomy 12, 20-21).  May the good Lord help you to fear Him in Jesus name, amen.

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