Orient yourself to health, to the real world of the ecosystem. Shun sin – it brings sickness, evil. There is delay in consequence to buy you time to repent.
God-fearing is a good thing, we can mock certain negative outcomes scientifically as natural selection but ultimately death to stupidity is God’s will.
So the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today. – Deut 6:24
How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.
The fear of the Lord prolongs life,
But the years of the wicked will be shortened. – Prov 10:27
The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord
Are riches, honor and life. – Prov 22:4
Why do sinners hate the God-fearing so? Isn’t it obvious?
The madman hates the sane. The sick and diseased resents the healthy. The sinner reviles the saint. You cannot steal the spiritual fruits of others, as the Virgins parable describes they ask for another’s oil. Fake Christians (aka CHINOs, Churchians) do NOT fear the Lord.
There is loyalty of result:
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope for His loving kindness,
To deliver their soul from death
And to keep them alive in famine. – Psalm 33
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also hear their cry and will save them. – 145
If you don’t fear someone with your life in their Hand, you do not believe in them.
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly. But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.
Why? Second death, the occult concept of what happens to your soul after it leaves the body (first death, death to this realm). Corrupting your soul is like putting sugar in the tank of your spaceship. You may fire out ahead, but you’re ruined. The longer life occurs after death.
Prov 14: The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
That one may avoid the snares of death.
Christians who think occult = witchcraft need to study harder. You’ve missed the point of the book.
Sin is simply a manner of description for patterns of action producing ill health, small trials that degrade the soul and may ultimately, cumulatively weigh it down once it finally wishes to rise to Heaven. Humans don’t have angel wings. We rely on a light spirit, described also as a spirit of light. The light, shining visually refers to the property of lightness (“free from sin”).
in this context, the following makes perfect sense
For this reason it says,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”
Your dead will live;
Their corpses will rise.
You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy,
For your dew is as the dew of the dawn,
And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.
That’s why Christians cannot be cremated, it’s pagan.
Once the spirit has risen in accordance with its affinity to the lightest, purest spirit (Jesus) then it may later be placed back into the healed corpse left behind. Like refurbishing a car.
When we sleep, we’re dry running death and can see all sorts of demonic things. Technically most deaths involve the soul leaving the body prematurely and for too long, only then does the body start to die. Hence “bless you” because your soul was trying to escape.