21 February 2021

Two Types of Fear

There’s a bad type of fear.

  • Deep rooted fear is worse than the things we are actually fearful of – 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
  • Job had the thing he’d feared come upon him – Job 3:25-26.
  • But, most of all, we fear man – Matthew 10:28 (NLT) – Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

But there’s also a good type of fear.

  • We overcome the spirit of fear by fearing God – Proverbs 3:5-8 (NLT) – Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.
  • The fear of the Lord is where it all starts for the believer – Psalms 128:1 (NKJV) – Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways.
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