But Be Thou In The Fear Of The Lord All The Day Long

by David J. Stewart | October 2019

Proverbs 23:17, “Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.”

       I read this intriguing passage of Scripture today, and the latter part of the Bible verse impressed upon my heart. The inspired Word of God tell us—BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! That is an interesting and important truth to live by!

It is easy nowadays for churches to be tempted to go along to get along with the LGBTQ homosexual agenda, but BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! Don't support hose wicked devils! It is easy today for young people to get tattoos. They are markings of the sinful world, but BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! It is easy these days to get into booze, marijuana and illegal drugs, but BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! It is easy to become covetousness in this materialistic generation, but BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! It is easy to believe slanderous gossip when you hear it,  but BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! 1st Peter 2:17, “Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”

It is quite easy to envy sinners! They enjoy the sinful pleasures of this life. Ungodly women get to strip down at the beaches, wearing just their colored underwear. But a Christian woman has to wear more clothing, which can be rather uncomfortable on a hot summer day. But remember ladies, any woman can become a whore! All she has to do stop being in the fear of the LORD all the day long! It takes a real woman of God to possess her vessel in honor at all times. It is hard to embrace the sad reality of how morally deficient America has turned in just a century!

It is easy for a young man to want to go to bad places where women strip naked. That is why they call such wicked places “strip joints.” They are also hellholes! You'll never find a lower class of miserable human beings, selfish and ungodly on every level. That's okay Devil, you can have your strip joints, BE IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! I love that Bible verse! We are not commanded to fear God only once in a while. No, the Scripture says ALL THE DAY LONG! We are not advised, we are COMMANDED! We are commanded to be in the fear of God—ALL THE DAY LONG!!! There are 24 hours in a day my friend! There are 10,080 minutes in a week! There are 86,400 seconds in a day! BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!!

Let us examine our inspired text verse again. Proverbs 23:17, “Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.” Do not envy the ungodly sinner! Do not envy lascivious singer Taylor Swift, who has a net worth of $320 million. Do not envy sodomite singer Elton John, who has a net worth of over $500 million. Do not envy false prophet Dr. John MacArthur, who has a net worth of $14 million. Do not envy these wicked people!  Proverbs 19:22, “The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.” Proverbs 16:8, “Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.” God knows that if Hollywood (or anyone) offered me ten million dollars to curse in God's name, I'd decline their sinful offer.

Do not envy actor's Bruce Willis, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Nicole Kidman, Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio and thousands more who have SOLD THEIR SOULS TO DO EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD. 1st Kings 21:20, “And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.” Kindly, these ungodly actors fully know what they have done! Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” Every single top actor in Hollywood has appeared completely butt naked on film! Leviticus chapter 18 forbids seeing the nakedness of anyone except one's lawful spouse. Being filmed butt naked is a requirement to be accepted into the Satanic cult of Hollywood. Every top successful actor MUST strip naked on camera, which is a human debasing act! Nobody who desires to become infamous in Hollywood can escape selling their body and soul to the Devil.

Also, every top name actor MUST take the Lord's name in vain! Deuteronomy 5:11, “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” There's not one mainstream Hollywood film that does not blaspheme the Word of God, taking the holy Lord's name in vain! Jim Cameron, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg NEVER produce a movie that does not take the Lord's name in vain! That is what the Devil wants! Satan is the Boss of Hollywood!!! Hollywood movies are absolutely saturated with occult symbols...

ABOVE: Hollywood movie Covers showing the Luciferian Egyptian 'All Seeing Eye' of Horus

What do those movie occult symbols above mean? It simply means that the Antichrist is coming. The All Seeing Eye represents occult enlightenment, with Lucifer being the most enlightened. The Antichrist will be the personification of Lucifer to the world, appearing as the messiah of humanity. 2nd Thessalonians 2:9, “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.”

I sincerely believe that some Hollywood actors are secret Christians. Kindly, I do not believe that Kirk Cameron is a Christian, because he follows the damnable heresy of Ray Comfort! Salvation must be completely FREE or else it cannot be considered a “gift” (Romans 6:23). The Bible says that “many” of the chief priests “believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him.” There are many believers, all around the world, in places and positions of power and influence that you would never imagine. God is so good!

Again, our text verse reads: BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! Hollywood does not fear God all the day long. In fact, they don't fear God at all! Psalms 36:1, “The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.” The Bible says we can know who fears God by the manner in which they live. People who curse in God's name, strip naked for the world to see, promote violence, bloody gore, pedophilia themes, sexual immorality, homosexuality and other components of Satanism don't fear God! The inspired Word of God tells us—BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! That is not just good advice friend, it is a command from our holy God. There is no safety, peace of mind, nor joy of soul, than comes from fearing God and keeping His commandments—BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!! Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” I don't know about you dear friend, but I am going to fear God and keep His commandments!

But why should we fear God? I'll tell you why, because the Holy Bible commands us to! Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” We all have to give account unto a holy God one day in eternity. God is our Creator! Ecclesiastes 11:9, “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” You see, no one can escape God's judgment! NO ONE!!! Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Even though I know I AM SAFE because Jesus died on the cross for me, I still fear God because I know that I have to give account to Him one day for my life. And so do you. 1st Corinthians 11:31, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” Thus, I am careful what I say and do, even though I am a sinner and oftentimes mess up. Proverbs 24:16, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”

Don't Become a Self-Righteous Pharisee

Having said all that, there is a sin that God hates, and many believers are guilty of it today, which is being a self-righteous Pharisee. A Pharisee looks down on others who have sinned, kicking them, judging them, shunning them, never letting them escape the stigma of their past. A Pharisee takes it upon them self to shame those who have sinned, instead of forgiving and loving them as the Bible commands. Ephesians 4:32, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” 2nd Corinthians 2:7, “So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.” It is almost always the believers who have walked a straight path in life. They have never really messed up, that is, they've never gone into what some call “deep sin.” The truth is that they are just as wicked as the worst sinner! Let me tell you something, Mr. or Mrs. Pharisee, the ONLY difference between YOU and the queerest sodomite on the face of this earth, is the precious BLOOD of Jesus Christ! Sadly, I know Christians who are walking encyclopedias of Bible knowledge, but they are still in kindergarten spiritually. Your maturity as a Christian is measured by how much you love EVERYONE, especially the worst human beings!

I heard a young staff member of a local Baptist church say to me, “I've never done anything really bad in my life!” Oh how wrong he is! That guy has done many horrible, bad, awful, sinful things in his life, but he is deceived of himself, immature in the Lord. You see, what he really meant was, “I've never murdered anyone, robbed a bank, or commit adultery!” But if he were to compare himself to the perfect LAW of God, then he would be silenced of such boasting. Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Oh yes, without knowing anything about you dear reader, I can tell you assuredly that you are a rotten, filthy, disgraceful, no good, wretched, SINNER who deserves to burn in Hell for all eternity!!! Yes, and so do I dear friend! Thank God for His merciful GRACE that sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to Calvary's cross to die for OUR SINS!!!

I have had several homosexuals reach out to me over the years through my website ministry. I always embrace them with God's unconditional love. I do not approve of their sins. I do not coddle them in their ungodliness. I give them the plain truth of God's Word. In each case, these people were struggling with their horrible sins. I did my best by God's grace to help encourage them to get into the Holy Bible, start listening to lots of Bible-preaching, avoid friends and places that encourage temptation, attend a Bible-believing local church, “And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2nd Timothy 2:19). I have no doubt that many Pharisaical believers wouldn't even have e-mailed them back, or would have condemned them as being vile devils, beyond the hope of the Gospel. People need help. That is why they come to me. And because I do not condemn them for their sins. The LAW of God condemns all humanity! We are “condemned already” the Bible says in John 3:18 if we believe not on Jesus Christ.

The heathen world does NOT fear God, nor do they honor the Son of God. John 5:23-22, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.” The ungodly world fall all over each other with honors, awards and special reconnection. John 5:44, “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” All I care about is obtaining God's honor! So what if the enemies of my ministry, unjust critics, and self-righteous Pharisaical believers dishonor me? My honors come from God the Father, because I honor God the Son!!!

God says to you dear reader—BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!!

The Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom

I sometimes get a wise guy who writes to me, letting me know about the horrible sins he's committing. I always give a person the benefit of the doubt at first, trying to help them with the Holy Scriptures and practical advice. But if they write back and tell me that they are still doing those unrestrained sins, almost as if boasting about them, and nothing I say is helping them, then I know they simply DON'T WANT TO DO RIGHT! Proverbs 1:29, “For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD.” If a person is losing the battle against sin, it either means that you are not saved, or else you don't want to live for God. We all make our choices in life!

Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Proverbs 2:5, “Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.”

Proverbs 8:13, “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.”

Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

There is no true wisdom apart from FEARING GOD, and to fear God means to HATE EVIL! You just read it yourself in Proverbs 8:13. No one has divine wisdom who supports the LGBTQ agenda! NO ONE! God hates homosexuality with a passion, because it is an abominable sin, and so ought every born-again believer. Anyone who is soft, acceptant, or complicit about homosexuality lacks God's wisdom. A mature believer HATES SIN, but LOVES THE SINNER! It was God's love that nailed His only begotten Son to a cross to pay for OUR SINS! And yet, we are told in the inspired Holy Scriptures, that a person will burn in Hell for the sins they commit (1st Corinthians 6:9-11; Revelation 21:8). This is why the Bible says that the unsaved person is CURSED under the LAW, but once they receive (rely upon) Jesus as their Savior, that person is then REDEEMED under God's saving GRACE for ever and ever.

I sometimes hear a foolish preacher say that “fearing God” doesn't literally mean to be afraid of God. You've got a hole in your head! Yeah, it DOES mean to be afraid of God. 2nd Corinthians 5:10-11, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.” Will you face the TERROR OF THE LORD as a Christian at the Judgment Seat of Christ? Psalms 6:1, “O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.” God has a righteous temper!

The fear of God determines how we treat others. People who charge interest and take advantage of others DO NOT fear God. Rental car companies that financially gouge customers, ripping them off every chance they get, DO NOT fear God. Galatians 5:14, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” U.S. Presidents who lie to the American people DO NOT fear God. The perpetrators behind the 9/11 attacks (which was a blatant Inside Job) DO NOT fear God. Career criminals DO NOT fear God. When we fear God, we LOVE OUR NEIGHBOUR AS OUR SELF. God knows that the last thing I would ever want to do is hurt anyone! I love everyone, because I have God's love in me, and God loves people through me as His adopted child. That is the blessed “fruit” of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). You cannot have that fruit if you are not saved (Romans 8:9).

Now I do not fear going to Hell someday, not for a second. My POSITION in Christ is secure BY FAITH alone in what Christ did to pay for my sins on the cross, by shedding His precious blood. I trust in the risen Savior! But my CONDITION is up to me, and if I choose to live in rebellion against my God and Savior, then I must give account for that at the Judgment Seat of Christ. That scares me, because I already have a lot to answer for (and so do you...lol). We all have MUCH to answer for, not in criminal court at the Great White Throne of Judgment, where the unsaved are judged (Revelation 20:11-15); but in civil court at the Judgment Seat of Christ, where believers are judged (2nd Corinthians 5:10-11). Do you realize that your Savior is also going to be your Judge as a believer? Isn't that beautiful? The unsaved person will be judged by the wrath of the Father (John 3:36). THANK GOD FOR THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS!!!

The inspired Word of God commands us—BE THOU IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD ALL THE DAY LONG!!!


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