Fear Not

Re:Verse reading—Psalm 27 (day seven)

     The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? (v.1)

As impossible as it sounds, the answer is no one.  I shall fear no one except God above.

     Even though an army encamps against me, my heart shall not fear (v.3)

The most powerful thing this world has ever known is the creative voice of God.  Should anything come against God’s children, God only has to say, “peace, be still.”  Then it’s over, there’s not even a battle, but solely at God’s command adversaries fall. Yet, while God whispers to us, “fear not” our hearts race at each difficult day.

I’ve heard this N.T. Wright quote many times in recent days, “As surprising as it might be, the most frequent command in the Bible is not “Be good” or “Be moral” but “Fear not.”” Depending on how you parse the phrase, we are told to “fear not” anywhere from 125-366 times in Scripture.  Hundreds of times we are told to “fear not” as God’s constant Scriptural reminder that if God is for us no one shall prevail against us.


Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Fear Not”

  1. Pastor Chris,
    I am the blond haired “Aggie” Lady you talked with up in Adult VBS. My comment is about last weeks message- God really spoke to me through your words. As most people, I am very familiar with Psalms 23; yes, even memorizing it. You brought a new perspective to the passage making me take more notes than ever. This week I found this psalm on a canvas, and I ordered it. I am going to display it in our home as a reminder that God is always with us but I need to be thankful even when times are hard.
    Thank you for all you have added to our church. I really like the aspect you have added at the end of each service saying we each need to respond to God. Last Sunday, I journaled. It is so important, I feel, to respond.
    I am so thankful we have such a great and faithful God! You and your family will be in my prayers.

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