Thursday, February 8, 2018

Again, Do Not Fear

Matthew 24:6 - And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

This life is temporary. Our eternal life is forever. We can have the assurance of this eternal life while we live in this physical world. Not everyone has this assurance. Some fear death. Some are never sure if they are good enough. God has all the answers for all these fears, His Son, Jesus Christ, through a relationship with Him.

The verse above speaks of wars and rumors of them. If God tells us this about wars, it can be for any circumstance in our life. 

Reminds me of this advice:
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)

I posted something like this on Facebook. I received a comment: A war of Matthew's time is not comparable to a nuclear war of the 21st century.
I answered: Doesn’t matter. We still need not fear if we are in ChristFor whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

Oh, the promises of God to those who love Him, who trust in His name. This life is temporary. Life after this is eternal.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2Corinthians 4:16-18In the grand scheme of things, the afflictions we will encounter in this present life in this present body, are but for a moment and of light affliction, while they may not seem to be at the moment. ...may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. (1Peter 5:10)  Eternal hell will be real affliction.

If you want to know that you will be able to withstand anything this world can dish out you need the power and strength only our God has. Many put their trust in man. Government can’t save us. Looking to any man or organization can't ultimately save us. But there is One who can. His promises are sound and filled with truth. It’s all I have to say. 

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

Psalm 118:6,8 - The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.