Jordan For Jesus #004 "Fear God" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-03-13 07:20:35
God tells us, in the Bible, 365 times not to fear! That is once for each and every single day of the year. True courage is fearing no one and nothing but God alone. The Bible says, in Proverbs 9:10, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." True wisdom is knowing that only God is wise! God has given us His wisdom through His word.
In proverbs 9:10, we know and understand to fear only God Himself. This is God's wisdom, instruction, as well as guidance for us. Jesus said, in Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
We cannot be bold, strong, fearless, and courageous in our own strength but only in Christ who alone is our strength! Apart from God, we are nothing and can do nothing, but in Christ, who is more than everything, we can do all things and more! Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!"
Fear is a lie from the devil! Fear stands for false evidence appearing real. Don't let fear stop you from being all that God has called you to be! Today choose to be strong, bold, fearless and courageous! Be like Jesus. Only fear God!
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