from the desk of Rev. Steve Daniels, Jr.
To The Family,
II Timothy 1:7
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
The word – fear - here means cowardice, timid, shameful fear caused by a weak, selfish character. Timothy was a rather timid soul and needed this encouragement. God gives serenity. The world, Satan and sin give fear which disturbs. God gives power and strength to overcome evil. The world does the opposite. It weakens us so we cannot stand against any evil. God gives sentiment. We learn true love from God. The world tries to tell us that lust, and other evils are love. God gives us soundness. The world, Satan and sin wreck minds.
God has already given believers all the spiritual resources they need for every trial and threat. Focusing on the sovereign nature and perfect purposes of our eternal God allows believers to control their lives with godly wisdom and confidence in every situation.
God Bless You,