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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Don't Fear - Watch God Fight for Us

In my devotions in Deuteronomy 3, I ran across this phrase in two places: "Don't fear...The Lord will fight for you." In the midst of warfare, whether it is national as in Deuteronomy or spiritual as in the life of Christians, we must not cower in the face of the enemy. To show fear is to admit that we have doubts about our ability to overcome our opponent. However, what have we to fear when doing God's will? Our God is greater than any enemy, any army, any power in the universe. We are the victors in all situations (cf. 1 Cor 15:57, 58). Our responsibility is to stand strong and watch God do the fighting. In Ephesians, it says, "Having done all to stand, STAND!" That is, having prepared to fight, we stand and the Lord fights. The battle is not ours but the Lord's.

We all face situations and circumstances in life. Some seem insurmountable or impossible to conquer. But we must remember the promise of God that we are not to fear, even though the enemy appears to be gigantic. Instead, we must remain confident in God, quiet in spirit, and patient as we watch God deliver.

Our God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, of love, and of self discipline (2 Tim. 1:7).

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