How can God save us from trouble if we always play it safe?
How can he prove his powerful salvation if we never confront our sins?
How can he save us from the murderous lion if we always stay in our home?
We say that God is powerful.
Do we have, have we become, a living testimony?
Fear is not from God.
But he is a consuming and Holy fire.
Look in your imagination.
Do you see the raging flames?
He has not set up the fire to test us.
The fire is what he is!
Those with faith do not stand still.
One foot in front of the other,
They walk into the fire
Allowing it to burn away that which is not God.
Fear and timidity belongs to the flesh.
Boldness, sobriety of mind, fearless trust, and every other good thing, is of God.
Choose to die for the sake of Christ or live in fear all your life.
Choose the latter and that is what you will be on the great and terrifying day.