Fear! Fear is good IF it is used correctly – But – like the tool of law If used incorrectly it produces a terrible side effect!
Are you using fear correctly?
When is fear good?
Is there a point when fear isn’t good?
“But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Luke 12:5-7
In just two verses Jesus seems to contradict himself. Why is that?
Is there a point where fear is no longer in our relationship with God?
What is that point?
If you are still under the law fear reigns in your relationship (if you dare to call it that) with God. Once you are under Grace the fear is gone and only the Love remains. This is the miracle of Grace!
“Perfect Love drives out fear” – sound familiar?
In this passage Jesus is simply trying to say that you are so valuable to God that He has the hairs on your head numbered but keep in mind that if you don’t recognize the power that He has and His authority – then yes fear is what it takes for you to grasp His Love for you.
The law is based on fear and punishment but Grace is built on the solid foundation and understanding that He took it all! All the guilt and shame and condemnation and that in the new relationship there is no need for fear as He cares for you more than you will ever understand.
Is fear good? Yes if it gets you into the almighty arms of the God of Love and Forgiveness that will never let you go!
Is there a point where fear isn’t good? Yes if you try to build a relationship based on it- that relationship will always be broken at best and downright painful at worst!
If you don’t know Christ or you haven’t accepted Him as your Savior then please accept this invitation to get on that road- it is truly an amazing journey into Love and Light.
If you have accepted Him but you are still under the law recognize it and begin to look at a relationship with God rather than a rule book from God. One place to begin this journey is here:
Just read the scriptures here and answer the questions- see what you think after you answer these questions.
Now you see why I say:
“Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!”