Thursday, February 4, 2010

"No Reason To Fear"

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

There are some fearful things in life, but Christians have no need to fear them. Let's talk for a moment about why we have no reason to fear.

First, fear does not come from God. It comes from our enemy, the devil. We don't have to fear what comes from him because he is already defeated. His weapons are "broken" that he uses against us. Our Lord defeated him, stripped him, dethroned him and made his weapons of none effect. So, why do we fear the devil? Is he greater than Jesus? Is he more powerful? Was he the victor? No, no and no!

Also, the Lord has given us and equipped us with everything we need to be victorious over fear. He has given us "power". His power, not our puny little power. But it's the same power that defeated the devil at the cross so that we can defeat him each time he comes with his attacks. He has given us His "love". Love casts out fear. Fear and love cannot cohabitate, just like fear and faith can't. He has given us a "sound mind". Fear starts first as an attack against your mind. This sound mind we have been given "nips it in the bud" before it has a chance to go any further or manifest in us.

So, given the fact that fear has been conquered by Jesus, we have no reason to fear the giants that stand before us. It matters not how big they are, God is bigger. Are you facing a "giant" this morning? A financial giant? A relationship giant? A giant that is threatening to make you its slave? Remember David and Goliath? This story teaches us about the power of God to bring down giants in our lives, no matter how big they are. What defeated the Israelite army was their fear- fear of Goliath. David didn't fear him because he knew that God was bigger. There is an old adage that says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall". How true! God can bring even the biggest giant in your life down and He can do it with just one small stone.

Have a great day. There is no reason to fear the giant.

For further reading:
1 John 3:8
Isaiah 54:17
1 John 4:18
2 Corinthians 10:5
1 Samuel 17

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