“Fear”

Fear can be paralyzing and is mentioned throughout the scriptures. There are stories of people fearing each other, fearing to follow through on God’s instructions, fearing the presence of angels, etc. In many passages, the words “Do not fear” are also included and we’re encouraged by them. Then there’s Luke 12:4-7 when Jesus actually instructs us to fear; to fear God because He holds the ultimate power over life, death and eternity. He goes on to remind us of this:

“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” –Luke 12:6-7 NKJV

There is such a thing as healthy fear. It’s a deep acknowledgement within one’s self that “He is God and I am not.” The irony is that true “fearlessness” starts with a healthy fear. It’s not the absence of fear, but a properly placed one. What or who do you fear today?

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...Christ-follower, husband, dad, minister, and chronic day-dreamer

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