“Be strong and of a good courage, FEAR NOT, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
FEAR NOT: Overcome Obstacles with Obedience
If we are walking with God, what can harm us? …… Nothing!
Is there an obstacle we can’t overcome with God holding our hands? …… No!
Can someone else snatch us away from God’s side? …… No!
Our fear is often that God will lead us down path’s we do not want to travel. We fear that God will challenge us in ways we don’t want to be challenged.
The task that God gave the Israelites was to conquer the people of Canaan. Two purposes of this this task were that, in performing them, they would learn to be obedient to Him and to trust Him to fight their battles for them. God had already assured their victory, but only through obedience could they claim/gain that victory.
Similarly, soldiers go through vigorous training, before they go into battle, to teach them to respond instantly to orders on the battlefield. Even in the secular world, obedience is key to victory.
likewise, God allows us to face tests and challenges so that we will learn to rely on Him and to be instantly obedient to His every command on the battlefield of life. God won’t leave us alone when the going gets tough, but we must walk in obedience to be victorious.
FEAR NOT… just be obedient instead.
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” ~ Romans 6:16
This post is a part of a series on several of the “FEAR NOT” sayings in the Bible.