The late advice columnist Ann Landers use to receive something like 10,000 letters a month. When asked what seems to be the most common topic, she answered that most people seem to be afraid of something. They are afraid of losing their health, their job, or their family. They are afraid of upsetting their neighbor, alienating a friend, or committing a social faux pas. Many are even afraid when there is no reason to be afraid. Ours is a world of fearful people.
For the Christian fear is a problem that plagues their ability for happiness and their effort in the cause for Christ. Paul warned, “For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline” (2 Tim. 1:7). Friends, fear shows we are weak in faith and love. Remember, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:37-39). “There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 Jn. 4:18).
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
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Hamilton, Texas 76531
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