May 23, 2023
Only the fear of the Lord begins a process of wisdom.
There is no wisdom in any other sort of fear, only poor choices that seem right in the moment.
All other fears are cast out by that awe-some, jaw-dropping, knee-popping, head-bending, body-trembling unveiling experience of His power, holiness, and love.
Then, in that love, all fear is cast out.
So, fear of anything or anyone else produces bad decisions whether personal or policy driven.
We live by the liberating law of love. Fear and love cannot coexist equally in our attitudes toward others.
Fear imprisons us and constricts us. Love sets us free. God's love intervenes when we are inclined to retreat from Him and the hand of Jesus draws us toward Him.
His Spirit fills us and we come. And we come that we may go, fearless into the world.