Luke 12:4 “Dear friends, don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that. 5 But I’ll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell.[a] Yes, he’s the one to fear.
Today is the Saturday in between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We, of course, know how Easter Sunday turned out. But the disciples and those that loved Jesus did not - even though Jesus had tried to talk to them about it many times.
That Saturday must have been a horrible day. Jesus, God the Son incarnate, their Saviour, the One they thought was going to rescue them from Roman rule, was dead, and all their hopes and dreams along with Him.
But death did not have the final say. And the very next day Jesus would rise victorious over death and sin!
And this Jesus is who we should fear. We should not fear people who can only cause us temporal or physical harm - though that would not be easy and I don't mean to minimize the suffering that we can and will suffer while on earth. What we should fear MORE is God. But because of Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection, we can rest in the assurance of His love and the length He went to to save us.
We are also living in a constant state of "Saturday". We are still waiting for the ultimate "Sunday" when Christ will return and we will live forever with Him in victory.
As Christians, we know that even though it is Saturday, we can rejoice because we know that Sunday's coming!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Judges 19-21, Luke 12:35-59