The Word of God | “Knowing God Is the Path to Fearing God and Shunning Evil” (Excerpt 1)

The Word of God | “Knowing God Is the Path to Fearing God and Shunning Evil” (Excerpt 1)


knowing God is the path to fearing God and shunning evil to fear God does not mean nameless fright and horror nor to evade nor to put at a distance nor is it idolization or superstition rather it is admiration esteem trust understanding caring obedience consecration love as well as unconditional and uncomplaining worship requital and surrender without genuine knowledge of God humanity will not have genuine admiration genuine trust genuine understanding genuine caring or obedience but only dread and unease only doubt misunderstanding evasion and avoidance without genuine knowledge of God humanity will not have genuine consecration and requital without genuine knowledge of God humanity will not have genuine worship and surrender only blind idolization and superstition without genuine knowledge of God humanity cannot possibly act in accordance with a way of God or fear God or shun evil conversely every activity and behavior in which men engages will be filled with rebellion and defiance with slanderous imputations and calumny about him and with evil conduct running contrary to the truth and to the true meaning of God’s words having real trust in God humanity will really know how to follow God and depend on him only with real trust in and dependence on God can humanity have genuine understanding and comprehension along with real comprehension of God comes real caring for him only with genuine caring for God can humanity have genuine obedience only with genuine obedience to God can humanity have genuine consecration only with genuine consecration to God can humanity have requital that is unconditional and without complaint only with genuine trust and dependence genuine understanding and caring genuine obedience genuine consecration and requital can humanity truly come to know God’s disposition and essence and to know the identity of the Creator only when they have truly come to know the Creator can humanity awaken in themselves genuine worship and surrender only when they have real worship for and surrender to the Creator will humanity be able truly to put aside their evil ways that is to say to shun evil this constitutes the whole process of fearing God and shunning evil and is also the content in its entirety of fearing God and shunning evil as well as the path that must be traversed in order to arrive at fearing God and shunning evil fearing God and shunning evil and knowing God our indivisibly connected by a myriad threads and the connection between them is self-evident if one wishes to attain to shunning evil one must first have real fear of God if one wishes to attain to real fear of God one must first have real knowledge of God if one wishes to attain to knowledge of God one must first experience God’s words enter into the reality of God’s words experience God’s chastening and discipline his chastisement and judgment if one wishes to experience God’s words one must first come face-to-face with God’s words come face-to-face with God and beg God to furnish opportunities to experience God’s words in the form of all sorts of environments involving people events and objects if one wishes to come face-to-face with God and with God’s words one must first possess a simple and honest heart readiness to accept the truth the will to endure suffering the resolution and the courage to shun evil and the aspiration to become a genuine created being in this way going forward step by step you will draw ever closer to God your heart will grow ever more pure and your life and the value of being alive will along with your knowledge of God become ever more meaningful and wax ever more radiant until one day you will feel that the Creator is no longer a riddle that the Creator has never been hidden from you that the Creator has never concealed his face from you that the Creator is not at all far from you that the Creator is no longer the one that you constantly longed for in your thoughts but that you cannot reach with your feelings that he is really and truly standing guard to your left and right supplying your life and controlling your destiny he is not on the remote horizon nor has he secreted himself high up in the clouds he is right by your side presiding over your all he is everything that you have and he is the only thing you have such a God allows you to love him from the heart cling to him hold him close admire him fear to lose him and be unwilling to renounce him any longer disobey Him any longer or any longer to evade him or put him at a distance all you want is to care for him obey Him requite all that he gives you and surrender to his Dominion you no longer refuse to be guided supplied watched over and kept by him no longer refuse what he dictates and ordains for you all you want is to follow him walk alongside him to his left or right all you want is to accept him as your one and only life to accept him as your one and only Lord your one and only God [Music] you

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