Deut. 25:17-18 - "Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt, how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God…" NASU
Descendants of Amalek will attack God's people. The reason why they would attack God's people is they have "no fear" of God.
God was leading the children of Israel out of the Egyptian bondage they had been under for over 400 years and during their exodus, Amalek and his warriors attacked the weaker ones who couldn't keep up with the other Israelites.
There are Amalekites attaching Christians today. As we are wandering in the wilderness traveling to our Promised Land aka Heaven. We are being attacked.
We have had our worship services canceled by the Government. Then the government gave in a little and gave us permission to congregate once again.
They said, "We weren't allowed to sing." What they were really saying is "You can't sing praises to God."
You can gather together but you can't sing praises to God. What? Why? The answer is we might die.
What the government doesn't understand is Christians are NOT afraid to die. There is no other way we can find out that our faith has not been useless.
Our faith is what is valuable to us. Our faith is what has gotten us through tough times before and to be honest with you this virus is not the toughest challenge I have ever faced in my life. It wouldn't even make it on my top 10 list of challenges in my life.
Prov.1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
I would like to explain the Hebrew word for "fear". It means to have "reverence for or awe of" someone.
When I look at the stars at night I am in awe of God who created them.
The Psalmist put it this way: Ps. 19:1 - The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. NKJV
A friend of mine and I were once discussing this passage about the "fear" of God. After listening to his interpretation of this passage I shared having the fear of God is not like a 10-year-old who is fearful of his drunken father who has arrived home to beat the mother or children as he thought.
Having the "fear of God" in your life is able to bring you to and understanding of how dynamic and powerful God is. It is to have a "reverence" for Him.
I love how Joshua said it many years ago:
"Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; …choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Think About This:
Knowledge knows a fact. Wisdom knows what to do with that fact.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.