For 2020, I have chosen Isiah 41:10 as my personal verse. This lead into a theme for this year’s “His Encouragement” posts. Each week, I will look at another “fear not” Scripture of the Bible. I hope that as we journey together through these verses that we all will learn a little more about trusting God and rooting out the fear in our lives.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
This maybe one of the most well-known verses concerning fear. I don’t remember whether I blogged this one or not, but even if I did, I think in these times we can all use a refresher.
I think the most important thing to note in this verse is the reminder that when we have the spirit of fear, it isn’t from the Lord. He gives us the spirit of power, the spirit of love, and the spirit of a sound mind, not fear.
The word fear is this verse is talking about a timidity or cowardice, of being a fearful person. Which makes sense when verse 8 and 9 of this chapter then speaks of not being ashamed of the Lord and doing the work that God has called us to do.
This isn’t fear in the sense of phobias, this is talking about living a timid christian life, instead of allowing the power of God to move you to do His Will. Interestingly enough, this is the only time this word for fear is used in the Bible.
I am a fearful person and I will admit that 2020 has taken those anxieties to a whole new level. Believe me, I had no idea what this year would bring when God gave me the word “TRUST” as my “word of the year” and when he lead me to write these post about the “Fear Not”s in Scripture.
This journey has been both convicting and a blessing to my life as I hope it has been to you.
What scripture is encouraging you today? Share it with us!
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