KEYS that KEEP (Psalm 25:12,15)
There are two keys that will keep us safe in the Kingdom of God. They must be the ones that ultimately rule our inner life.
- FEAR of God (End of Emotions)Fear of God is the goal and end of emotions that God has given us. Psalm 25:12 says, "Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him." In other words, God can only show the way that He has prepared for a person if that person is one who has fearful respect and reverence for God. If a person despises and disregards the authority of God over his life, then God cannot lead him anywhere; because such a man has no place for God in his heart. To fear God is nothing but to respect the authority of God over one's life. The fear of God safeguards our emotional life.
- FAITH in God (End of Logic)Faith in God is the goal and end of reason and logic that God has made us capable of. The Psalmist confesses in Psalm 25:15: "My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only He will release my feet from the snare." Faith in God is affirmed by the truth, the love, the patience, and the works of God. The Bible teaches us that the faith of God is itself the evidence of things not seen. In other words, it is that form of spiritual assurance and confidence that comes from God Himself and is not like the knowledge that comes from sense-experience. Therefore, the Bible also affirms that we walk by faith, not by sight. Because, it is possible to allow a shadow of doubt regarding what is seen with our physical eyes; but, the vision of faith is absolute and final, because divine faith is the end of logic. It absolutely keeps the heart perfectly safe in God. Faith in God safeguards our intellectual life.