“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)
The words are written as the warning from Moses to Pharaoh, and his people of Egypt, of a plague of hail and fire that would kill every thing caught in the open field. Those who had seen the previous plagues happen just as Moses had said, “feared the word of the LORD”, and acted upon it, and saved animals and human life.
What do you do when you hear the word of the LORD? What is our response when God speaks? Do you even hear when God speaks? Do you care when God speaks? You need to respond. You need to hear. You definitely need to care. Your eternal destiny depends upon it.
There is judgment coming, is even already here, if you have eyes to see it, and ears to hear it. Fear the word of the LORD, and flee for shelter. The shelter is the cross of Jesus Christ. There is no safety outside the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD will determine your eternal destiny. If you fear the word of the LORD and seek shelter in the cross of Jesus you will live forever with Him. Outside the cross of Christ is eternal torment, eternal dying.