“What’s Really Worth Fearing”
Before I share my article with you, let’s look at our two verses to memorize for this week:
24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save [a]a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
I read an excellent article written by Paul David, president of “Message” magazine.
My thoughts, as well as the title of today’s article come from Paul Davis. Thank you, Mr. Davis.
A deadly disease is ravaging the world. It brings nations to their knees and paralyzes governments. It separates families and divides neighbors. It affects every human being regardless of race, religion or creed. And its’ mortality rate is 100%.
The disease is SIN!
But, unlike viral pandemics, sin and death give us no reason to stay home. Rather, they are what compels us to spread the cure of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the hope of eternal life to everyone we meet and touch.
We have the antidote!
Throughout the Bible, the “fear of the Lord” marked those whom God used in the face of adversity.
Job was targeted by Satan, not because of his wealth, but because of his fear of the Lord (Job 1:8) and he refused to forsake God in this trial.
Joseph, who ascended from slavery to Pharaoh’s right hand, feared God (Genesis 42:18) and saved his people.
Missionaries, past and present, faithfully conducted themselves in fear toward God in times of crisis and risked their lives for the sake of the gospel.
Now more than ever, the body of Christ needs to show the world who is ultimately worth fearing!
Now is not the time to forsake the great commission!
Now is not the time to be stopped in our tracks!
Now IS the time to continue to expand the soul-saving work of Christ!