2 Timothy 1:7 – Verse of the Day 5/26/14

2 Timothy 1:7 Verse of the Day

Can you remember something that you feared when you were very little? What caused you not to be fearful of that thing as you grew older?

As we grow up, we often realize that it is not necessary to fear the things that used to frighten us. We discover other factors that relativize the fear. For example, we realize that just because we haven’t looked in the closet lately does not mean that all of a sudden there are monsters in there. We know there are actually no such things as monsters that live in closets and so we cease to fear them.

In many places, including this verse, the Bible encourages us not to be fearful. In this verse, the Bible offers a reason that should help us to understand why. God has given us His Spirit. Spend some time praying that when you are tempted to be afraid you will remember that God has given you Himself. Because of the Holy Spirit we possess the power and self-control to follow God and not to fear. Pray that you would believe this and it would be a source of comfort and encouragement as you walk through your daily life.

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Sharon Gray
Sharon Gray

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind... King James Version authorized

Heather Wheeler
Heather Wheeler

My most favorite scripture! I guess I always thought it was "love power and a sound mind"

John Meena
John Meena

Yes I Thank you GOD of Isack Abraham and Jacob the GOD of New testaments GOD of Apostles and Prophets He is my GOD!!!!!!!

Alicia Lim Ai Keng
Alicia Lim Ai Keng

.. for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.