For when our lives are directed by the Lord's truth, we are going to be recipients of His blessings. He will look upon us with favor and cause us to prosper. To paraphrase Psalm 33:12, David wrote: "The nation whose God is the Lord will be blessed". Allow me to show you why this is true. When we live by the principles of truth we are not bound by Satan. The application of truth will eliminate social as well as moral evils. Sin is what leads to drunkenness, fornication, adultery, idolatry, homosexuality, lasciviousness, and all other forms of immorality.
Truth will lead men and women, boys and girls to love one another. To the extent that we love one another, we shall also respect each other's rights and privileges. Jesus said when asked about the first commandment, "The first of all the commandments is, Hear, 0 Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" Mark 12 :30,31 .
When we have love for God and our neighbor, it will necessitate living by the principle found in the Golden Rule, "Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them" Matthew 7:12. Or as we have coined the thought: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Such behavior will contribute to peaceful relationships. It will also demand honest dealings. The Bible says, "Provide things honest in the sight of all men" Romans 12:17. The application of the Golden Rule will cause us to have respect for law and order. This style and quality of living will always lead to the blessings of the Lord. We must understand that freedom is not something that can be legislated. It cannot be guaranteed by maintaining large armies or police forces. It comes when men and women submit to the will of the Lord.
May I call your attention to the prophet Elisha and his servant, while in the land of Dothan. The Syrian army had surrounded the city to take them captive. Elisha asked God to open the eyes of his servant. The Lord opened his eyes and he looked and the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around (II Kings 6). God had the prophet say to his servant, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them" 2 Kings 6:16. We are reminded of the words of Paul, when he asked, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31.
If we walk in truth and worship in truth, we have nothing to fear. We shall be free people in the Lord.
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