Daily Devotional: “How Fear Can Rob Us”

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This week’s topic: The Fear Of The Lord

Christians are protected from demonic powers, which, according to the Bible, walk about like roaring lions seeking whom they can devour (1 Peter 5:8), particularly the spirit of fear. That is why it is so very important for us to use our faith in the Word of God to maintain our freedom. This is where fighting the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12) comes in.

The devil–the enemy of all mankind–is always trying to steal the Believer’s faith, or at least render it ineffective. But Christians have a choice as to whether or not to accept his presence in their lives. That is what makes the good fight of faith good. If you are a Christian, you do not have to accept any of the things the devil and his demons may throw your way because you can defeat them with God’s Word.

We have a classic example in the Bible of how fear works against faith in Matthew 14:22-31:

22 Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.
23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

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