Fear NOT~

Luke 12 What do you fear most? In today’s world, there are elements that send fear into our lives by their evil actions and threats. Was it any different in Solomon’s day or the disciple’s day? The answer is no, just as then, it is today. Fear is a motivator not to trust God and Solomon, as the wise king made this statement: the fear of men is a snare. [Prov 29:25] Dr. Luke records that Jesus echoed by saying do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that, they have nothing more they can do. [Luke 12:4]

So, what do you fear most? Losing your life? Being found guilty when you are innocent? Being a hypocrite? What do you fear? Jesus noted that if you deny Him, He will deny you before the Father and the angels of God’s court. So, how do we become fearless? Jesus gives one answer: do not worry. He has said this more than once now, and so now He reminds his listeners not to worry because you can’t change the trajectory of your life. You can’t add an hour to it.

Jesus then goes on to give examples from the real world of flowers. They don’t worry if they will germinate or bloom. They just “do!” So Jesus is saying, do not worry about what you will eat, what you will wear, etc. Instead, ask the Father help me to stand steadfast and not to deny You when the opportunity comes.

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