FEAR NOT, STAND FIRM
“Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today.”
–Moses, to the Israelites, as they are about to cross the Red Sea (Exodus 14:13)
“Fear not” and “stand firm” are two of the most frequent commands in the Bible for the people of God. Why? Frankly, because we need to be reminded of them. Often. Our natural reaction, when looking out at a world, one that we are not a part of, is to fear and to cower. And the truth is that if we were just standing on our own strength, we would indeed fail and we would be defeated. But when we stand in Christ and in his death and for his gospel, we live—more than that, we’re fighting in a war we cannot lose.