As Moses recounted the history of Israel, this verse jumped out at me...
22 You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’
There are many things we can fear in life, and often we fear things we don't have control over, or when we know the odds are stacked against us. The reason for our fear is that we have placed our trust in the wrong place. We trust in ourselves and our abilities, we trust in police officers and firefighters to protect and help us, we trust in other people around us who we feel are more qualified than we are, etc. And, to a certain extent, it's good to trust this way. But what we need to remember is that ultimately God is sovereign, and He is the the only One who truly controls the outcome of any situation. He is the only One we can trust every time without fail. He never gets tired, never makes a mistake, never makes an error in judgment, never gets weak, never fails. He fights for us - we don't need to fear!
Acts 1 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
We have received this power, and we too have received this command. Are we witnesses to those around us? Are we praying for opportunity to tell people the good news? Are we taking the opportunities God gives us?
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Deuteronomy 4-6; Acts 2:1-21