KEY SCRIPTURE: Genesis 39:9. There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back anything from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
There are two main areas of weakness why men sin. Men sin because of the weakness of selfishness and secondly, they sin because of fear for themselves against a number of issues (Galatians 5:19&20). Many tell lies because of some fear of some kind. People cheat and steal because of self-centeredness due to lust for whatever they seek to get. Fear of God is the answer to all these. From our key scripture, the young man Joseph was been seduced to satisfy his lust as well as submitting to the influence (fear) of Potiphar’s wife. Joseph overcame because of his great fear of God.
Another example of one of God’s servants who passed a major test of life was Daniel (Daniel 6). King Darius had been deceived into making an irreversible decree that anyone who would ask petition of any God within thirty days would be thrown into the lion’s den. Now the fear Daniel had for God over ruled every fear he had for himself or for his life. Daniel prayed three times each day with his windows opened to Jerusalem. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den yet the God he feared above his own life delivered him. Every kind of unfaithfulness demonstrated by any man or any person of trust is all due to a lack of fear of God.
Husbands or wives who have been unfaithful to each other, results from a lack of fear for God. In Africa most economies have not been working because most of the politicians have no fear of God although many of them claim to be religious people. Beloved reader Satan the arch enemy of humanity knows very well that men love their flesh, and would even curse God, if they feel God is not faithful to them. Job 2:4
“And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face”. Please note that Satan takes advantage of this knowledge to make people rebel against God so he could easily destroy them. Fear God in all you do and you would conquer satan in all situations.
I pray for myself and all children of God to place the fear of God above all self and any other thing. Raise o God a new generation of men and women who would stand for you under all circumstances.
Revelations 12:11. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”
Psalm 34:9. “O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him”.