Just That Simple

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46:2-3

There is a lot of talk about men and women who were afraid in the Bible.

  • When angels appeared to men, they almost always said, “Do not be afraid.”
  • Elijah ran for his life from Jezebel. 1 Kings 19:3
  • Peter was clearly afraid when he was warming himself while Jesus was being interrogated. John 18
  • The 11 sons of Jacob and Jacob himself were fearful of what Joseph would do with them. Genesis 41.
  • The ten spies/scouts who feared the giants in the land. Numbers 13, 14
  • Jonah ran from God because he was afraid. Jonah 1,2
  • King David hid in caves when Absalom was chasing him.
  • The rich young ruler was afraid to part with his money. Luke 18

Today, there’s great reason to be afraid:

  • Ebola is spreading throughout Africa
  • ISIS threatens the West
  • War in Iraq
  • War in Ukraine
  • Middle East is about to escalate
  • Cities are crumbling
  • Prices are rising
  • Economy is tanking

Because God is our refuge and strength, though, we need not be afraid.

Yes, it’s just that simple.

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