Hello and welcome once again my dearest readers! I’m so happy about this blog as the number of readers I’m getting is on a constant rise now! Thank you so much Lord!
Today let’s think of something I never mentioned that I would talk of in my previous post- FEAR
This is something dominating the hearts of almost every human being on earth today. Fear. Oh, how I despise that word! That four-letter word is the manifestation of a feeling that could cost us our eternal future if we are not careful.
What exactly is fear? Why do we have it? What things do we fear? Which of these should we actually not fear? What is wrong with fearing something?
Our basic questions in place, let us start our venture into the roots of fear. So what is fear?
I looked up the meaning in the online dictionary I mentioned in my last post (and I should say this dictionary is a great resource for anyone- click here to visit). I got several interpretations for it, but I shall mention some of the most important and basic ones:
1. A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, etc.
2. Reverential awe (esp. towards God)
So these are basically the two meanings I think we should consider as the others are just different forms of these two meanings. So the first meaning is the common fear that everybody has in this world. “A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger or evil.” Let me say that this is the fear that God hates. Yes, He HATES fear of evil. , especially when He finds that His children are torturing themselves with this fear.
If you have read the Holy Bible before, you will find so many instances where you hear this: “Fear Not, for I am with you.” or just simply “Fear not.” Now have you thought why God would say this so many times?
We as the children of God, have nothing to fear but God Himself – this ties into the second meaning of fear, which we’ll discuss in a bit – because God is the only one who has a power over our lives if we believe so. A true child of God has no need to fear things like evil or death or injury or danger. Those are things that will never be able to affect us if we are on the righteous path before God and if we trust and believe in Christ our Lord.
infinitely powerful and almighty that He will destroy the powers surrounding you for your sake. When you have such a beautiful father at hand and if you are holding His hands along the way, then why fear?
King James Version (KJV)
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Now, read over that once more, please. Who exactly is at the top of the list?
“The Fearful”. Yes, the fearful are the first group to burn in fire.
Why would the fearful burn in the fire of hell? Because they don’t trust and believe in God. Yes. A little fear once in a while is acceptable. But those who fear every single thing in life and even betray their Savior for their own sake, fearing evil forces may attack them- these people are going straight somewhere unpleasant. But what about Peter then? There’s a difference. He cried out and repented right after betraying Jesus. Now would you repent if you betrayed you Savior? Would you even feel guilt in heart? Just think of it.
When you believe that nothing in the world can stop you, then nothing in the world can. When you believe that God will be with you no matter what, then He will be there, believe me. But if you believe that the devil has the upper hand on you, then trust me, he will have the upper hand on you.
Luke 7:50 “And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”
In the next post, we’ll wrap up the idea of fear and we’ll begin on a new subject that I know you will all be curious to know of.