No Fear in Christ

by Steve Preston
Many things in life will cause us to feel fear. When I was in grade school, I feared going out in the dark because I thought someone was waiting to get me. After I got married, I feared not being a good enough father or husband.
In both instances, my fears were unfounded. Of course, no one was ever waiting to get me and, as long as I love my wife and children, they will always be with me.
As long as I serve the one true God, I am doing the best I can. In God, there is no fear of failure.
In Deuteronomy 20:1, the children of Israel are told not to be afraid of their enemies because “Jehovah thy God is with thee.”
Psalm 56:4 tells us that if our trust is in God we should “not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?”
In addition, even in the New Testament, God continually reminds us that there is no fear in him. Romans 8:31 says this: “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”
The only thing we need to be afraid of is the wrath of God.
While Jesus was preparing His disciples to go out and teach, he admonished them not to fear man and what others might do to them. Persecution for following Jesus was prevalent in those days, and many disciples lost their lives. However, Jesus said not to fear them but “rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
If you truly want to live without fear, then become a Christian and have God as your father.
[Used by permission from http://www.topica.com/lists/list_BibleTalk .]

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