Fear Not, Part 1: The High Cost of Fear (Numbers 13-14)

November 29, 2016 Series: Fear Not: Trusting God One Promise at a Time (Advent 2016)

Topic: Fear Scripture: Numbers 13:1–14:38

Fear is universal. And it’s not all bad. Good fear protects us from danger and prevents us from hurting ourselves. We need it to stay safe. But that’s not the only kind of fear we experience in life. Bad fear paralyzes us from doing what we ought to do and provokes us to doing what we ought not to do. Sadly, this kind of fear is far more common. And its cost is too high for any of us to pay. Bad fear distorts our identity, steals our joy, and limits the progress God has for us. And that’s not the half of it. Ultimately, to live in fear is to go through life as a functional atheist. But if Immanuel (“God with us”) has come, then we can step into God’s future for us with these encouraging words ringing in our hearts: “Fear not!”

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