Greatest Fear



Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith? (Mark 4:40, NLT)

It probably would have been safer for the children of Israel simply to remain in Egypt. It would have been safer for Moses to remain a shepherd. It would have been safer for Esther not to approach the king. It would have been safer for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to bow down to the idol. It would have been safer for Paul to avoid going to Jerusalem. … Safety is not one of God’s core values. And it is not a core value for God’s people either. Mirroring the character of God, God’s people value faithfulness and obedience. … Set us free from the idol of safety. —Nik Ripken

Those who trust in the Lord are as unshakeable, as unmovable as mighty Mount Zion! Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord’s wrap-around presence surrounds his people, protecting them now and forever. (Psalm 125:1-2, TPT)

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.

                                                                            —Jim Elliot

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? (Psalm 27:1, NIV)

Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you. ― C.S. Lewis


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