“And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon” (Deuteronomy 3:2).TEXT — Deuteronomy 3:1-17
A Christian lady was kidnapped by a group of armed young men in an East African country. She, alongside other eight persons, was forced into a waiting bus. As they drove to an unknown destination, she noticed that all the passengers had fallen asleep. She was the only person awake; others were fast asleep. Few minutes after, one of the kidnappers asked her, “Who are you?” “My name is Henrietta,” she answered. Unsatisfied with her answer, the kidnapper asked her again, “Is your father a herbalist or wizard?” The lady replied, “Yes, my Father in heaven is above all the wizards in the world”. On hearing this, the kidnappers hurriedly let her out of the bus, while others were taken away.
The evil king of Bashan, Og, made war against the children of Israel, planning to destroy and plunder the nation. Like Goliath the Philistine, he was of the descendants of giants. Despite his intimidating stature and strength, God explicitly told Moses not to fear him, promising to deliver him and his people to Moses. Moses and his people plundered the cities and had complete victory over them.
No matter how intimidating the enemies confronting believers may be, God’s people are assured of victory. The believer has no reason to fear any human or demonic foe. God has given us assurance of victory over every enemy.
As a Christian, live your life and go about your daily business without fear. As long as you abide in the Lord and do His will, there is no power that can harm you. Are there people threatening your life? That should not make you lose your sleep. Their threats are empty. You are safe in God’s hands for He has assured His own an abiding victory over all enemies.
Thought for the day
When God stands behind you and tells you “fear not,” it is foolish to keep fearing.
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- LUKE 17 – 19