KEY VERSE: “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9).
Fear is aptly described as False Experience Appearing Real. Fear has enslaved and slain uncountable number of people. A diligent research on biblical records revealed the destructive power of fear. Why did Abraham and Isaac lie about their marital status? What made the ten spies to bring evil report about the land they spied? Why did Peter start sinking in the sea or deny Christ? The answer is fear. If you have Jesus, there is no cause for fear.
Sing with me if you love this song that douses my fears: Why should I fear when the Lord is on my side? Why should I fear, in His arms I safely hide? He’s to me, my Fortress and my Rock, Tell me why should I fear? God knows the crippling effect of fear. He also knows that fear creeps in when one becomes unconscious of His presence. That is why He puts more than 365 fear not’in the Bible and in many cases quickly adds, I am with you.’So, whatsoever the situation you find yourself in today, do not fear if you are saintly.
Challenge: No cause for alarm for those who do God’s will.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for the assurance of your presence.
Quote: Do not fear if you are saintly
Bible Reading in one Year: 2Kings 6:13-17