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Proverb 16

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“By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.” – Proverbs 16:6

Proverbs 16:6 Audio

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No human being is perfect and we have all made mistakes with our time, effort, and choices. It is not easy balancing everything out, but it is possible if we place our strengths and weaknesses in the hands of the LORD. It is easy to try to understand the Holy Bible and describe in detail the commandments without love and become a pharisee. It is easy on the other hand to not pay attention to the commandments and statutes and become filled with folly and the cares of this world. Being able to stay strong in faith following the commandments while still being filled with love can be difficult but is possible.

Proverbs 16 states how we can attempt to do this. We must carry both steadfast love in the Creator and His creation while remaining faithful to His commandments and His truths. Through this iniquity can be atoned for because we place our priorities on the LORD and not on the distractions. If we fear the LORD, we will attempt to not break the commandments for one attempts to love through faith and belief. It is possible to continue strong in our faith by showing steadfast love and remaining faithful. This is shown through the fear of the LORD which is not a tormenting fear or a guilt fear, but is a fear that is grounded on truth. A fear of being able to show respect, honor, and gratitude to the LORD for everything that He has done for us.

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