Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that [had been] before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
In life, our actions are controlled by some factors, we don’t just do things like that. There is always a reason for everything we do, either knowingly or unknowingly, but most people tend to deny certain reasons for their actions. For the fact, you are a human being and you think(reason), you know that all your actions are to achieve something.
Take for example, you stole, and you were caught, and asked why you stole, your reason might be because you need money. Now, because you need money has been the reason you stole. You can’t just wake up and steal without a reason, that shows you are insane.
From our bible verse above, I saw a reason which should control all the actions of a christian.
Nehemiah was in a place, where it was a norm for leaders to oppress those the lead, but he made a difference by refusing to follow the norm, not because of the praise of men, but because he feared God.
Not a fear that scares you away from God, but that which prompts you to obey Him. When the fear of God compels you, it causes you to do that which pleases God alone.
Can this be the reason for all your actions?
As a christian, nothing else should control your actions, not even the praises of men, or the honor you would receive, but the fear of God.
Let all your actions be that which is driven by your far of God. This should be your life as a christian.
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