“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
Why do so many Christians live in fear? Do we really believe that God is Omniscient (all knowing), Omnipotent (there is nothing God can’t do), and Omnipresent (present in all places, at all times)? God was not created, therefore, He alone is the most powerful Being that exists. He is Lord over all created things, including good and evil. If we truly believe this is true, then why do we live in such fear?
If we are Christians, our salvation is guarded by God Himself and no one can snatch our salvation away from us:
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one (John 10:27-30).”
So, no matter what we may suffer while we are still on this earth, we are protected by the fact that we have secured our place in heaven, for all eternity, where there will be no more suffering, of any kind, and no more evil to cause us harm. Jesus reminds us that we have but one Person to fear:
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28).”
God, through the Apostle Paul, tells us that our war is not against each other, but against the forces of evil, the evil that has penetrated the human heart:
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:10-12).”
This next verse should make us drop all fear, jump for joy, and fill us with eternal hope:
“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! (James 2:19).”
- How will we obey today’s Scriptures?
- With whom will we share today’s Scriptures?
- With whom will we share our salvation stories and the story of what Jesus has done for us?
In Christ’s Love,