Fear: 2TI 1:7

2 Timothy 1:7  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The word for fear is the same one used in Revelation 21:88But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8) in the list of those who have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. The first on that list is “fearful”. Fear, or timidity, or cowardice, is not from God. We often feel afraid when there’s a chance to witness to our friends for the Lord. We are timid in standing up and letting the world know that we’re a Christian. But this is not what God wants. Sure there are some who are naturally more timid than others. They’re just made that way. But God has given each of His own the power, and the love, and the discretion to be effective witnesses for Him.