Whom shall I fear?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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The LORD is my light and my salvation–
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life–
of whom shall I be afraid?
(Psalms 27:1 (NIV))

Isn’t it interesting how we can allow things of this world to cause us fear and worry.

Think about that for a moment.

Who created this world and all things in it? Who loves us so much that he sent His only begotten Son to save us from our sins? Who has promised that Jesus is preparing a place for us? Who has promised that He will return to gather us to Him?

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
(Romans 8:31 (NIV))

Why do we still fear things of this world? Why is our faith shaken so easily? Why do we slip into the physical world and allow it to overcome our joy with fear? Why do we take our eyes off of the prize?

What is our prize? Is it physical or is it spiritual and eternal? Paul wrote that he presses on toward the prize – a prize that cannot be seen – but is of far greater worth than anything that is physical.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 3:14 (NIV))

Why do we still allow ourselves to fear the things of this world when we have a glorious Savior and all of the promises? I will admit that no one is truly certain how they will react when presented with physical danger because of our faith. I pray that each of us will trust in the Lord.

Whom shall I fear?

Copyright 1998 – 2011 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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