Today's Scripture - 01-28-2016

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Deuteronomy 20:1

When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.

When the Bible says, "Fear not" it doesn’t mean we won't feel fear. It means when we do, we dig in with both feet and keep going forward. One of the many benefits available to Christians is freedom from fear. When we avoid making changes or confronting issues in our lives because of fear or dread, we need to remember that God has promised to go before us and bring us through victoriously as we obey Him.

Since we are on the subject of negative fear, let's look at fear from our Abba Fathers perspective.

Psalm 34:7 reminds me, “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.” To fear the Lord means to honor Him and magnify Him in our heart most of all. Before everything in life we cherish, before our spouses, before our children, before our jobs, everything. When we focus on or magnify our fears, they become all we can think about. So instead we must stop and learn to focus on God.

Why focus on fear, problems, or what we lack when our Father is the provider for all of those things in our lives?

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