What Fear

Day 9 of our Questions for Mark bible study and here is the devotional question of the day.

“What situations in your life are causing you to fear? Talk with Jesus about how you can choose faith over fear.”

Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Fear takes on many forms. Which form of fear are we talking about here? Only Jesus can look into the hearts of man and know for certain which fear is there. For the next few seconds try and put yourselves in their position and ask yourself what you might fear. That is all we really can know is how fear might affect us. Take this little piece of advice from a combat veteran, fear isn’t always what you think it will be for you.

Do you have something settled in your mind? Maybe you see a couple of issues. Good. It is always helpful to see another’s point of view about fear. It was only during this study that this thought occurred to me, having never heard it taught in this way.

Here it is; “What is this Jesus going to cost me?”

Two thousand pigs ran into the sea and drowned. It matters not if it were one man’s pigs or the whole region’s pigs, it cost somebody something. Sadly this is one of the realities of salvation. Not everyone is going to be happy for you in your salvation.

Those individuals who see change in you and begin to fear how that might affect their lives could be business partners, co-workers, spouses, children, neighbors, friends and let us not forget your dealer. A dealer does not have to be a drug dealer, but sometimes is just that. A dealer is someone who uses you for his own selfish gains and takes unfair advantage of your weaknesses.

2 thoughts on “What Fear”

  1. Well done; and again, thank You, Lord, for the insight that has been shared.
    Counting the cost should come down to this:
    If I gained the world but lost the Savior, would my gain be worth the toil and strife? Are all earthly treasures worth comparing with the gift of God, eternal life…?

  2. Thanks Fred and I cannot help but think the world measures value differently than we do. Losing a job is more fearful for a worldly man that a faithful Christian who has placed his life in God’s hands. I just forget who I am talking to sometimes.

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