In this post I am jumping down several verses to consider just two that jumped out at me as I was reading considering the recent events in Colorado.
Proverbs 3:25–26 “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.”
It seems there is continually something in the news that can promote an attitude of fear if we let it. The child of God should realize that scripture declares that evil will greatly increase as the time for the Lord’s return nears.
2 Timothy 3:1–5 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
2 Peter 3:3 “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts….”
When we place our trust in God, we have no need to fear anything that may confront us in this lifetime, because we are assured that God will not allow anything to touch those that love Him except it be for good.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
We are also assured of the greater blessings that await us once we leave our present earthly life.
1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Romans 8:14–18 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God….
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Maranatha—Come Lord Jesus!
(to be continued…)