The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
The twenty-seventh comic of Fools Made Wise starts with James and Leroy standing in the hallway. James asks Leroy what he thinks happens after death. Leroy tells him that he has no idea what happens.
James asks him if he is afraid of God’s judgment. Leroy thinks James is being superstitious, and tells him that he threw up a few prayers after a bunch of near-death experiences. With no respect at all, Leroy tells James that he and the ‘Man Upstairs’ are on good terms.
James tells Leroy that his answer sounds like a huge gamble to him, and he would prefer to go the safer route and fear God. This shows us the first part of Proverbs 10:27, that the fear of Yahweh prolongs days. According to other verses in Proverbs, the fear of God is the beginning of both knowledge and wisdom. Knowing that He is God and we are not, and receiving what He has done for us in Jesus leads not just to a longer and fuller life here, but for all eternity as well.
In typical Leroy fashion, he ignores all this, and asks James to help him bring a cord into the bathroom so he can watch TV… while in the bathtub. Oh, Leroy…
Leroy’s foolishness shows us the second part of Proverbs 10:27, that the years of the wicked shall be shortened. So instead of having our lives cut short, the better route we can take is to live with a holy-God consciousness that saturates every bit of our lives. A prolonged life… or a life cut short…the choice is ours!
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