This is arguably the most frequent command in the Bible – scholars say it adds up to at least one for each day.
Today, I heard it three times – during devotion this morning, on the commute via KHCB radio, and in a WhatsApp message from a friend.
WOW! The aptness of this message is great comfort to me.
Around us, there are a thousand and one reasons to be afraid, and the situation keeps evolving everyday so that if you have no reason to be afraid, maybe you aren’t doing anything “worth (the devil’s) while” with your life.
Practically every one (right from Biblical times to ancient and modern history) that we do recognize as “great” has, at some vital point in life, been at the receiving end of this command. And what spelled their successes was simple obedience to this command.
“Fear Not” is God’s invitation to trust.
The cowering response it elicits from many people has made us think that fear is one big giant with a sledge hammer. Well, I think fear is a wimpy little girl with a loud voice. Fear is a talkative.
However, like most loquacious children, “she” is relentless until you interrupt.
Never let your fear run amok. Interrupt it by faith.
N.B. You heard me, right? Three times I heard it today – make this post your own number one.
Here is one more – “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16
And one more – Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Take these and run with it!
P.S. Snippets, is releasing in time for Easter. Anticipate!