An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fear Factored

(Proverbs 29:25 KJV)  The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

“Fear” (2731) has a way of sneaking up on us.  Have you ever looked back and asked yourself, “Why did I do that?”  Or have you wondered, “What was I afraid of?”  Have you ever looked back and said, “Why didn’t I say _______?”  You know you have. 

Our default setting is fight or flight.  We will either raise our fist or move our feet.  Both are the kind of reaction that takes over before we have a chance to think.  These responses can be learned.  Reactions can be changed.  I think fencing demonstrates this.  I have never tried it but my understanding is that you train yourself to respond without thinking.

We can train ourselves to naturally trust the Lord in a crisis.  It will be harder for some than others, but all can make progress.

So?  Listen to what God has to say.  Let the written Word permeate your being.  Be lifted up in worship.  Lay the groundwork for a life resistant to fear. 

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