Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
The “word” here speaks of the Word of God. Our attitude towards God’s Word is a matter of life and death. If we choose to ignore the Bible, we will never hear of eternal life and will die without Christ. But if we choose to adhere to the Bible, we find that Christ provides eternal life for us and if we obey the commandments contained in it, we will be rewarded.