Of Whom Shall I Fear?


“I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18‬:‭3‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬





“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

Father, help us to live in the moment. Let us walk with you, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, moment by moment. You’ve got us in your hands and we can live without fear or anxiety. Help us in our weakness, strengthen us with your spirit, that we may become fully dependent on you alone.


This is not salvation by works in any way. It is pursuing your sanctification/maturity with a a balance of fear of disappointing God, and an awe of how magnificent he is. Fully devoted to him, until you made new.


Just as God said, this is my son, in whom I am well pleased, he is also pleased in us, his sons and daughters. We are adopted sons/daughters and when we trusted in Jesus for salvation, there is no judgement for those in Christ. We have been perfected in love. Is this not Good News? Let’s shout it from the mountaintops. Jesus is alive, and he sent his Holy Spirit to live inside of us, to those who believe.


May we see through lens of Jesus. May we have compassion on those who are broken, just as we are broken. May we take comfort in our Lord, who cares deeply for us, in this road that we travel. May Jesus name be lifted up, in spite of our weakness, since He makes the weak, strong.


This fear, is a true reverence for God by a changed heart. The dynamic is unique. On the one hand, you understand your place before a Holy God. On the other hand, when you understand, that God wants relationship with his creation, it causes you to draw near, and want to please him, because he cares and loves for you. It is life changing thing.


While the unbeliever may make statements about life and truth, he does not have true or ultimate knowledge until he is in a redemptive relationship of reverential awe with God. Note the progression here: 1) teaching about God; 2) learning about God; 3) fearing God; 4) knowing God; and 5) imitating God’s wisdom. The fear of the Lord is a state of mind in which one’s own attitudes, will, feelings, deeds, and goals are exchanged for God’s (cf. Ps 42:1 ).

There are two religious paths you can take. The way of the law and works that lead to destruction, or the way of life, through Jesus by faith in his perfect life of sacrifice and his resurrection, that leads to everlasting life. There is nothing he cannot over, if you surrender your life to him! Is this not good new, if you are suffering? He cares for his sheep, and leads them to green pastures. If you are lost, seek him and he will find you. Jesus is his name and there is no other.