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         Two Kinds of Fear

The first is fear of the Lord.  This does not mean to be afraid of God, but to reverence Him for His power and glory.  This is an acknowledgement of all that God is including a respect for His holy wrath and anger.

Psalm 11: 10 tells us that the fear of the Lord is the

beginning of wisdom and leads to life, rest, peace and contentment (Proverbs 19: 23).  Proverbs 14: 26 states that the fear of the Lord provides security and a place of safety for us.

With all those promises, we should reach out in faith to God’s Son, Christ, who died on the cross for our sins.  Why wouldn’t we all willingly come to the Savior who has poured out so much love to us?

The second kind of fear in this world is of the devil.  The Bible gives promises to stand against Satan.  1John 4:4 says: “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.”   11Timothy 1:7 tells us: “For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.”

The key to overcoming fear is complete trust in Jesus Christ.  Ask Him for it.  Proverbs 3: 5,6 says;  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”

***** Remember when we learned Isaiah 41:10 in Sunday School?

“Fear not, for I am with you.  Be not dismayed for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, I will help, uphold you with my righteous right hand.”                                           ~cms

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