Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
1 Peter 3:13-14
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened."
What is fear?
In one respect, it is the response to a perceived danger.
It dawned on me one day.
Fear isn't real.
A spider, that's real.
People who want to kill us because of what we believe, that's real.
But what is fear?
It's all in our heads.
Yes, fear may sway how we react to something, but it isn't the reaction itself.
Can you imagine if you made all of your choices out of prayer and logic? Separate from fear?
What if the disciples had let their fear control them? They had plenty of opportunities to fear. (Who wants to be crushed by stones?)
Just remember we are only to have one fear, and that is the holy fear of God.
The kind of fear that makes us stand in awe and bow in reverence.
So next time that other kind of fear tries to butt in, you don't even have to give it notice because it's not real.
Have a great week.
Songs For Sunday
I Will Look Up - G