Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"bring forth fruit with patience" - The Fear of God

Rice Fields around Tokyo

The Fear of God

The only thing we have to remember is that we have to have the fear of God as expressed by Muslims in their manner of praying to Allah.

If we have nothing to be afraid of, we might do any damage onto others and the society, since we wrongly believe that nobody could punish us.

People grow up to know that this world is full of evil men and evil deeds.  People come to know that most of rich and successful people pretend to be good, honest, and humane, but they are truly not.  They pretend to be good and  acceptable to succeed in the society.  They just hide their desire and evil nature.  When people realize it, they would also take similar strategies.

However, if people come to believe that God sees inside of every man and He will judge every man based on His observation, they will not live like that, because they are afraid of God.

Of course, there are some people who really love to live good.  Without the fear of God, they will avoid every evil as much as they can.  But this is the matter of all the mankind that include  vicious guys.  And, God wants all the mankind to live good.  And, the mechanism that makes even the most vicious guys live good is the fear of God.  Nothing can be comparable with the fear of God, if people correctly understand God.  To get rid of this fear, even the most vicious guys would live good, as long as they correctly understand God.

But, even the least vicious guys would not try to live good, if they don't believe existence of God and thus they don't have the fear of God.

So, Satan is just making people not believe God, so that they will not have the fear of God.

God is absolute existence.  He has absolute authority and power.  Whatever He does is just and right, though sometimes we cannot fully understand why tragedies happen in the society and in our individual lives, due to the limit of our ability.  To consider God in this way is the first step toward salvation of our souls.

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Luk 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.