In Luke 12:32-40, Jesus declares to his disciples and to all of us “Fear not.” It is a simple word from Jesus, but a difficult task when we have so many things in this life to worry about. At the bottom of our fears we find a root cause. The root is the reality of our own mortality. All of our fears and anxieties flow from this same root. Our fear of financial well-being, good health, and safety in life all flow from the reality that death awaits us all. When Jesus comes into our lives, he declares to our hearts, “Fear not,” because when we put our trust in him the root is destroyed. Jesus’ perfect love for us cast out all fears because in His death and resurrection he has destroyed sin, death, and all fear that comes from it forever. When we put our faith in Jesus we are free. We are free to give our lives fully to Him and the work of His Kingdom. Come to Jesus and enjoy His Kingdom of freedom.
The Scripture Lessons for the Day were:
- Genesis 15:1-6
- Hebrews 11:1-16
- Luke 12:32-40