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God says to you: You are Fearless

If I asked you what you were afraid of today, what would you say?  I’m not talking about things like spiders, snakes, or mice, but things that have your stomach tied up in a knot.  For me it’s COVID 19 and everything related to it.  It’s being fearful about my kids and grand-kids coming down with it, or my elderly Dad, or my health-compromised family-members succumbing to the virus.   But  II Timothy 1:7 tells me, “God didn’t give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”  Fear tells me that I can’t, while faith tells me it’s already been done. For Romans 8:15 says, “You didn’t receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the spirit of son-ship.”  And this son-ship tells me that through Jesus Christ, God has adopted me and you as His son or daughter thus making us a heir to His promised salvation.  Thus we have nothing to fear, for the fear of death is gone…and if you really think about it, fear of death is the origin of all other fears.