He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: and he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field. Exodus 9:20-21 (KJV)
Moses had just given warning to Pharaoh and his servants that they needed to get their livestock into the shelters. A hailstorm was coming and anything left in it, man or beast would perish.
It came to pass that as you can read some heard God’s word and acted in haste to do as God had warned. These people had learned that when Moses spoke in the name of the LORD it came to pass, then, they learned to act on it. That is what is meant by “Feared the word of the LORD”. Of course, there were some who did not act accordingly.
I have noticed for the past few years that people have not really changed much since the days of Moses, that time in Egypt, and the deliverance of Israel from Egypt. O yes, we are more technically advanced, maybe. We have better medicine, supposedly. However, the actions of people are still much the same; especially when it comes to hearing the word of God and doing it; or not.
Those in our passage of Scripture were only the servants of Pharaoh, yet they feared the word of the LORD, and brought the livestock of Pharaoh into the shelters.
I pray my actions today and every day will reflect that I walk with God because I love Him, His word, and that I am trusting Him in every trial and situation of life; fearing His word. What God says will come to pass.
God says that the only way of deliverance from our sin is through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross (John 14:6): the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Hear His word and believe