Meditation: On Deuteronomy 11:25 // No One Shall Be Able To Stand Against You //
by Matheus Yuhlung
“No one shall be able to stand against you. The Lord your God will lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread, as he promised you” – Deuteronomy 11:25 (ESV)
Fear is a very basic instinct. But, as there are godly sorrows and worldly sorrows. I believe there is the fear of God, and the fear of the world. The former makes us bold and the later makes us timid.
Saul fought fearlessly for God. But after he betrayed God, he fought fearfully before God, both against his enemies and his own.
It is often said that a man who fears God fears nothing. But I often wonder, why does fear even exist? What’s its use?
Matthew Henry wrote:
Those who fear the Lord, talk of his loving kindness.
God is not the author of fear, sin is. God on the other hand turned the universe upside down and gave us the antidote of fear i.e. Grace through Jesus Christ.
We fear because we’re short on righteousness, that because we’re sinners. But this very fear that was supposed to cut us away from God and His glorious plan for our lives has been rewritten in a way, that through it, we’ll learn to appreciate more of His loving kindness.
Adam after he had sinned was so full of fear that he hid. But, though his sin had kept him away from God, it couldn’t keep God away from him. So, whatever or whoever it is that stands before us, I’m very confident in saying this, that no matter how much Satan tries to interfere, victory will always be ours.
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