Again we are reminded that the “wicked” (evil NASB) (7451b) exist. If you believe that you are out of step with our culture. If you don’t believe it you are out of step with God. Which do you prefer?
Do fear and evil go together for the believer? I did a word search of the NASB for verses that had these two words together. I had thirty-one hits and none of them indicated we should fear evil. The KJV had 29 hits. One verse did stand out in the midst of this. You all will recognize it.
(Psalms 23:4 KJV) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.If you follow Jesus there are two extremes that He ties together: Evil and lack of fear.
So? Live there. Evil is. Jesus overcomes. Walk in faith today.