Now playing Download Audio
Faith Versus Fear

Key Verse

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment” (Hebrews 11:23).

TEXT — Hebrews 11:23-25


John G. Paton was discouraged from going to New Hebrides Islands by some people in the church after it was learnt that two Scottish missionaries who were sent there were killed and eaten by cannibals upon arrival. One elderly man warned that he would be eaten by cannibals. Paton replied, “I confess to you, that if I can but live and die serving and honouring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms; and in the Great Day my resurrected body will arise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer”. After fifteen years of fruitful ministry, almost everyone on the island, where Paton ministered, was converted.

Moses’ life and faith is an example for us today. When he was born, Moses was hid three months, contrary to Pharaoh’s instructions to have all male children killed. His parents exercised faith instead of fear, even though they knew the consequences. Those who know their God do exploits under adverse conditions. Moses himself, when he was of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to identify with the Hebrew slaves.

Many Israelites were paralysed with fear due to Pharaoh’s decree. A fair weather Hebrew who finds himself in the palace, like Moses, will not consider identifying himself with the suffering children of God at such times. But Moses chose the future, placed his stake with the people of God and risked all to gain it all.

Those who walk by sight are unwilling to risk anything. As long as you are unprepared to risk it all by faith, you cannot realise the full potential of your life. Serving God is not a guarantee of an easy life; but people of faith will sail through and earn unforgettable rewards here and in heaven.

Thought for the day

Fear not!
  • Bible
  • in one year
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. Please I will appreciate if I can receive the Daily Manna for the year or on daily as it has been a source of strength and blessing to me.
    Thank you.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Daily Manna

  • Get a daily scripture reading and reflection on the passage. (Daily Devotional Guide)

  • Access the Bible offline. (Offline Bible)

  • Share verses with pictures to spread your faith. (Share Verse with Pictures)

  • Listen to the daily devotional and connect with God on the go. (Listen and Spend Time with God)

  • Stay updated on important religious events and festivals around the world. (Religious Events Worldwide List)

Google Play Imgs

Apple App Imgs

Mobile Imgs