“There are two ways in which people are controlled: first of all frighten them, and then demoralize them. An educated healthy, and confident nation is harder to govern.” –Tony Benn
The power of government relies on its capability to induce FEAR, which is the most important weapon in any government’s arsenal.
Fear this, fear that. Fear this group, fear that group. Fear arrest, fear jail. Fear your neighbor, fear foreigners. Fear, fear, fear.
Government leeches can’t help but resort to it – often by creating boogeymen and imaginary enemies – to validate and consolidate their power.
However, God’s government runs on LOVE, the fuel that ignites health and confidence, keeps the world going, and makes life worth living.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18
When we follow God’s commandments, it is not because we fear Him. It is because we truly love Him, and realize that His laws are Life itself.
“Now the Lord is that life, and where the life of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3: 17