When He Is Caught
People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. Yet, if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. Proverbs 6:30-31
This Scripture reminds us about the justice and fairness of God. God loves everyone and will never support evil against anyone. We are all made in His image and likeness. There is a spiritual law just as there is a physical law and breaking this law will always attract penalty and correction.
If we know how to fear the law of man and the physical law enforcers, it will be great folly to presume that actions do not have spiritual consequences. Those who have been thought not to believe in God think that there is no God somewhere watching and presiding over the affairs of men. God is omnipresent and He knows how to execute judgement even though He prefers mercy and asks us to choose mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement but judgement begins in the house of God.
Jesus and Paul lived in the fear of God. They gave Him honor and respect. May we learn how to worship and fear God in a reverential way because our God is a consuming fire to the enemies of life. May we chose life instead of death. Faith and obedience attract life while sin and unbelief will always attract death or judgement.
May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.