The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? —Psalm 27:1

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. —Proverbs 1:7

Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me.  Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, —Proverbs 1:28-29

            “Whom shall I fear?”  I am not to fear man.  That only leads to being snared— “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe” (Proverbs 29:25).  The fear of man holds a person back from being or doing what the Lord desires.  Fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction.  To fear the Lord is to hate evil (Proverbs 8:13).  To not fear the Lord is to hate knowledge.  A person who does not fear the Lord actually hates knowledge— they do not want to know the truth!  They would rather believe in lies about abortion, homosexuality, transgender and all the other sexual deviations.  They would rather believe the lie about evolution and not the God who created all things.  “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22).  Instead of worshipping the Creator they worship created things (Romans 1:24-25).

            But the Lord is my light.  He is the truth, the way and the life (John 14:6).  “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light” (Psalm 36:9).  Stay in His light to receive more light.  He is the One who saves and I need not fear anyone.  None can pluck me out of His hand (John 10:27-30).  He is the “stronghold of my life.”  Wow, what better shelter is there?  What better protection is there?  Why should I fear anyone?  Let us rejoice in the safety we have in our Lord Jesus Christ and boldly proclaim Him!

Dear Father I am grateful to know I am eternally safe in Jesus.  May I encourage others to rest in His safety as well.  May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.  So be it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0gu0nOaFsI&list=RDR0gu0nOaFsI&start_radio=1

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