Blessing: Deters Us From Sinning
Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” Exodus 20:20 ESV
Our fear of the Lord will deter us from sinning for we have the Holy Spirit living within us to convict us of sin and lead us in the way of righteousness and truth.
So, living in fear of the Lord keeps us aware and alert to the many dangers and temptations that the world, satan and even our own flesh might cause us to fall into sin.
It seems at times that God may often allow us to face things without intervening. This scripture says in those instances we are faced with a choice to make, we either choose to walk with the Lord and turn away from the temptation, or remain and allow ourselves to be further tempted by it, thus maybe falling into sin.
Remember, the Lord is always with us, He will always provide the strength we need to resist temptation, but He wants us to make the right choices. He gives us free will, and when we choose to do right He will always help us to follow through. So, if sometimes you feel you are being tested, it could be that the Lord just wants you to realize that you need to be firm in your walk with Him, and as you honor Him and His will you will always see sin for what it is and turn away from it because you want to please the Lord and walk in His way and will, not yours.
Let’s pray to the Lord as David prayed: “Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.” Psalm 26:2 NKJV
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