Fear Not

Drawing from this week’s sermon: Set Free From Fear, here are some ‘Fear Not’ assurances from the Bible, and the one proper form of fear needed.

IT’S SURPRISING HOW MANY ‘FEAR NOT’S’ ARE FOUND IN GOD’S WORD

• When Feeling Overwhelmed (Isaiah 41:13)
• When Feeling Forgotten (Isaiah 43:1)
• When Surrounded by Enemies (2 Kings 6:16)
• When Tempted to Loneliness (Isaiah 41:10)
• When Tempted to Despair (2 Chronicles 20:15)
• When you fear losing everything (Hebrews 13:5–6)
• When threatened by criticism of your faith (Matthew 10:26)
• When threatened with physical harm (Matthew 10:28)
• When Feeling Worthless and Forgotten (Matthew 10:31)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

BUT THERE IS ONE PROPER FORM OF FEAR…
“The Fear of the Lord”

It is Defined as Extreme Reverence and Awe Toward God
• The “fear of the Lord” is the beginning of knowledge (Prov. 1:7)
• The “fear of the Lord” will cause one to hate evil (Pr 8:13)
• The “fear of the Lord” will prolong life (Pr 10:27)
• The “fear of the Lord” is a fountain of life (Pr 14:26-27)
• The “fear of the Lord” leads to a satisfying life, sparing one from much evil (Pr 19:23)
• The “fear of the Lord” is the way to riches, honor, and life! (Pr 22:4)


“The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”

–Oswald Chambers