This fallen world can be a scary place.
Natural disasters, wild animals, debilitating diseases, and sin-bent people all present endless, horrible possibilities. Our worst fears might spring upon us at any given moment causing pain and suffering beyond all ability to endure.
Those who want to avoid a life of cowering in paralysed isolation learn not to spend too much time thinking about it.
Enter the Bible with its approximately 120 admonitions to “fear not”.
Really? And what about the oft-repeated command to fear God? Isn’t that a contradiction?
Please join me this Sunday for more on this in, “The Fear of God - Part 2”.