This morning while reading devotions in Proverbs 15, I stumbled across two related and relevant passages in Psalms as I turned the pages. I haven’t quite connected the dots yet, but I believe they became a part of my devotions for a reason.

“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.Psalm 34:4

“He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”Psalm 112:7

The common word in both passages is fear. And fear is on the other side of faith. Looking at Scripture, fear of the Lord is the only legitimate fear we should have. We should not fear evil, we should not fear the future, we should not fear the unknown, we should not fear spiders or snakes (the last one is more for those with phobias). We’ll see how these passages manifest themselves throughout the rest of the week.

“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:31-32

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net