2 Kings 35-39 The Lord made a covenant with them and commanded them, “Do not fear other gods; do not bow down to them; do not serve them; do not sacrifice to them. Instead fear the Lord, who brought you from the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm. You are to bow down to Him, and you are to sacrifice to Him. You are to be careful always to observe the statutes, the ordinances, the law, and the commandments He wrote for you; do not fear other gods. Do not forget the covenant that I have made with you. Do not fear other gods, but fear the Lord your God, and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”
How many times here does the Lord say not to fear? Three times. When we fear others gods (something we elevate to the place reserved exclusively for Him) we (1) bow down to them (Bowing down means we yield to it and therebye acknowledge that power over us.), (2) serve them (constantly discuss our fears with others or rehearse it in our minds), (3) sacrifice to them (We give our fears what we should be giving God, for example: our time, energies, resources, attention…). God promises that if we fear Him, He will deliver us from ALL our enemies. That sounds to me like an amazing promise. Amen!…
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o person, policy, or cave can save you. So what do we do with all this news? Pray without ceasing (Luke 18:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 6:18) Sisters, “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable – if there is any praise – dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8) not fear.
In His grace,