I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. -Luke 12:4-5
Fear is a powerful thing. It motivates us to take action we wouldn't normally take, because our soul cannot rest until we have solved the problems that cause us pain. This verse illustrates an important point for the non-Christians and Christians alike. If we spent as much time worrying about what God wants for us as we do solving all the menial problems and fears in our lives, our spiritual lives would be much improved. Our fear of God should be a healthy one, such as a child fears his father, whom has the power to discipline the child in love, but is also protected by his father and is eager to be like and imitate his father. Only focus on what matters to God. if His presence is with us, we will move through life with confidence.
Psalm 27:1 Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?
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