Morals of the Clone Wars 1.17: Blue Shadow Virus

Moral: “Fear is a disease; hope is its only cure.”

There are two types of fear: unhealthy fear that keeps us frightened and immobile, and healthy fear which keeps us safe and moving forward.

1 John 4:18 says, “Perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.” Unhealthy fear keeps us scared.

Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Healthy fear makes us reverent.

Too often the church is immobilized by fear—often fear of failure. We’re afraid to step out in faith to begin a new ministry. We’re afraid to take risks because they pull us out of our comfort zone. We’re afraid to try something new because it might cause changes.

Healthy fear–knowing God is God, that He is judge and savior, knowing our place before Him–mobilizes us to do His will. Ultimately, it spurs us on in hope, knowing that God gives us the strength and abilities to do what He calls us to do. In hope we move forward, knowing God is in control.

So, let us avoid things that fill us with unhealthy fear, and instead put our faith in Christ. Only in doing so can we advance the Kingdom.

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~ by Dave on March 11, 2010.

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