“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter : Fear God, and keep His commandments, for this the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing whether it be good, or whether it be evil“. Eccl 12:13-14.
Some of the top intelligence agencies the world over like The CIA (USA), M16(UK), ISI (Pakistan), FSB (Russia), MOSSAD(Israel ) are very dangerous, and most feared around the globe. These Intel agencies act as the backbone for their various governments and are considered to be knowing all the dirty secrets, executing some of the most daring undercover operations the world over. Huge sums of money as well as human capital are being used to monitor the movement and activities of individuals, organizations and nations, yet they have had their fair share of failures. With all their sophisticated technology, a very high level of intelligence humanly possible being exhibited to counter any form of external and internal threats, there are still many loop holes. Whoever thought or could have imagined that a superpower nation like USA would have its computer systems hacked into? Currently, USA is accusing Russia of hacking into their systems leading to the victory of Donald Trump in the just ended elections. Such is the limitation of man, who would disappoint, fail and even be unjust, with a lot of hypocrisies and partiality.
But God who never fails is just and impartial. He has created us and is still calling us to obey and keep His commandments, so as to escape His judgement. Why? Because God keeps reminding us of His greatness and forgiving nature but specifically to turn away from sin and wickedness. ” If thou, Lord shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared”. Ps 130:3-4. Much as God is merciful, long suffering and gracious, so shall He not spare any act of impenitent, for His word is a two edged sword.
Our great grand fathers were admonished, our fathers have been cautioned, today we the progenies are still being alerted that the wages of sin is death. The need therefore to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. ” For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins”. Heb 10:26. God Almighty is all knowing and all seeing. His CCTV camera or lens is far advanced than man can ever imagine. Only God knows all the secrets and not man. He knows the past, present and the future. The reason why we must fear and obey His commandments. The signs, warnings, cautions and precepts are clearly written for our quotidian consumption and application. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”. 2 Tim 3:16.
Finally, our duty on earth as creation of the most High God is to abstain from all appearance of iniquity and transgression by putting to death the earthly desires such as indecency, sexual Immorality, lust, corruption and bribery. “For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness “. .
O Most Holy and Righteous Father, may you soften our obdurate hearts and cleanse us fully from our vileness and cause us to hear thy perfect and welcome voice of salvation. Through the name of Jesus Christ we ask. Amen.
BY EBENEZER W APPIAH