Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whom Shall I Fear?

"The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;
their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
The LORD is known by his justice;
the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.
The wicked return to the grave,
all the nations that forget God.
But the needy will not always be forgotten,
nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.

Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph;
let the nations be judged in your presence.
Strike them with terror, O LORD;
let the nations know they are but men."
Psalm 9:15-20 (emphasis mine)

"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell....'Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.'"
Matthew 10:28 & 32a

I am not very politically minded but I do believe that government has too much control and sometimes that scares me but no matter what you believe about government or nations we should be reminded that nations are but men who cannot ultimately harm those of us that acknowledge and love God and who have accepted Jesus Christ as his son who speaks to the Father in our defense. 1John 2:1-2

And our hope in God will never perish for God is the God of hope and he does not change. Malachi 3:6

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13