Some Fear is Good

I sat in a room today with a couple who was considering aborting the baby they had moments before found out they were going to have…it was a sobering encounter

I asked the man what he thought about having an abortion, and he immediately started to cry, saying he was afraid. When I asked him why, he simply said “because its a baby.”

We live in a culture that minimizes fear. We create sports around the idea. Even in the church we rally behind “Fear isn’t from God” chants…

But the Bible tells us some fear is good. It says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Sometimes when we fear something, it is that fear that makes us wise, keeping us from a destructive choice, and propeling us toward an action that is in line with God’s plan for our life.

We simply need to discern what the fear is of, and where the fear is from.


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