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Sunday, May 3
REJOICE, FEAR NOT
Bible Text: Zephaniah 3:14-20
RBT Passage: 1 Chronicles 13-16
‘The Lord has taken away your punishment… never again will you fear any harm’. Zephaniah 3:15
Someone defined fear as ‘False evidence appearing real’. Fear torments and keeps one in total bondage. Fear makes one timid. Hence the Scripture enjoins believers to be bold at all times because God has not given us the spirit of fear but the spirit of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Some believers, despite God’s unfailing promises, still live in fear. Some are afraid of their own shadows! King David declared: ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil …’ (Psalm 23:4). He was conscious of God’s ever abiding presence.
Why should God’s children still live in fear of attacks from the enemy when God’s Word clearly states ‘he has turned back your enemies’ (Zephaniah 3:15). God is calling us to a life devoid of fear as He assures us of His presence: ‘the Lord is with you, the mighty warrior who saves’ (verse 17). When we have God’s backing, we do not need to be afraid. ‘ … If God is for us, who can be against us?’ (Romans 8:31).
Go out today with all boldness and confidence because His divine presence is sure.
Insight: The Lord GOD that is with you is mightier than all.
Prayer: Lord, grant me the spirit of boldness and sound mind in Jesus’ name.