O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. -Psalm 119:5-6
God’s precepts require careful obedience: there is no keeping them by accident. –C.H. Spurgeon. There are no “ifs, ands or buts” about it: God commands us to strive for holiness in our daily walk with Him. We are to keep his precepts (laws) diligently. Another word for “diligently” might be carefully. Great care must be taken to read, understand and apply God’s law in our lives as best we can. When we walk with Him, there is no room for fear.