Only fear God
Know the weapons of the weak

from Lupe Fiasco – The Emperor's Soundtrack Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Throughout the track Lu offers some examples of things he isn’t afraid of:

Yet, Lu certainly is a God-fearing man.

The message that he keeps coming back to in the hook is, of course:

Don’t fear the weapons of man; fear only God’s judgment

This hook speaks to being self-aware. Weapons of the weak could include drugs, alcohol, sex — basically, major human vices. Knowing the weakness of the heart speaks to always keeping heart and making sure your heart’s in it. Never fall asleep speaks to staying vigilant. Never let the weapons of the weak or the weakness of the heart take hold and influence you. I believe he’s preaching a more positive message than he’s being given credit here.

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