when a nation fears god

Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I FEAR GOD.”


What happens when a nation fears God?

While I was pondering on God’s word, this question came to my mind “what happens when a nation (or nations) fears the LORD?”.

I was led to look at Joseph’s life, especially the way that he demonstrated his fear of God and his dramatic ascension to great glory as the only “second in command” in the kingdom of Egypt.

As I considered this, I was challenged to rethink about my own fear of God in these last days. Joseph said to his brothers, “Do this and you will live, for I FEAR GOD”. The beginning of a nation to fear God starts with one man when he confesses “I fear God”, and he sees the impact of that confession.

Joseph said to his brothers, “Do this and you will live, for I FEAR GOD”.

Again, look at the two women in the scriptures, of whom we barely pause to think—Shiphrah and Puah. —Exo 1:15-21. The two midwives chose to obey God rather than Pharaoh because they feared God. The scriptures say, “The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do, they let the boys live.”(v. 17). And the scripture continues to say that God was kind to the midwives and the Hebrew—Israel—nation became numerous in terms of population; all because the midwives feared God. Pause for a while and think, what would God do if the church in India (globally) fears the Lord as Joseph, Shiphrah and Puah?

Friends, we are yet to see what God will do with our country only if one man or woman shows this kind of fear in our heart towards our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The right kind of reverence, a sense of awe that will invite God to dwell with us any time anywhere in our life in the midst of a crisis such as these.


Dear father God, teach us to fear and tremble before you; your fear O’ LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. Amen