To fear the Lord means to worship Him, grow to Love Him, and to develop an intimate relationship with Him. One who fears the Lord walks with Him daily. This is the what is meant by the word “fear” in this verse. Do not fear the gods of this world. Do not worship the gods of this world.
As Christians, our citizenship is in heaven. We are merely visiting this world. Our lives here are but a blink of an eye. This time, though it be short, is very important. Our time in this world is a proving ground for eternity. This is our time to pick a side, to pick a god.
Our purpose in life is actually much more than that, but that one decision – the choice of whom we will serve – is paramount, and foundational to our purpose.
Our choices: the real God, creator of the universe, who made Himself a man to offer Himself as the sacrifice for our sin, or the gods of this world-class false gods all – lust, strife, envy, power, greed, and so many more.
What do they offer: the Creator offers freedom and life. The gods of this world offer bondage, addiction, and death.
Who do you choose? Really choose? Are you sure?
With whom do you spend your time and money? That is the whom you have chosen.
Fear Not – worship not the gods of this strange land in which you dwell.
This world is not my home I’m just passing through
my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue
the angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door
and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore
This World Is Not My Home
Words and music by Albert Edward Brumley October 29, 1905 – November, 15, 1977