Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Words of Comfort: Fear of man.

Although God assured the prophet Jeremiah that He formed him, knew him, sanctified and ordained him, he still was paralyzed by the fear of man (see Jeremiah 1:5,6). When the fear of man seeks to paralyze us, we must stop saying “I cannot speak” (as Jeremiah did) and instead say with the Apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This one verse obliterates every excuse we try to offer for not preaching the gospel to every creature. It counters the fear of man, the fear of rejection, the fear of public speaking, and the fear of offering a stranger a gospel tract.  Hudson Taylor said, “All God’s giants have been weak men, who did great things for God because they believed that God would be with them.”

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