Is an Fear good!
Have you ever seen the bumper sticker or heard the phrase, ‘NO FEAR’.
Some fear is healthy! Some fear is destructive!!!
Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life and he who has it
will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.”
The fear of living in eternal hellfire may lead us to the Savior!!!
I Thes 1:8, 9 “Dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and
to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the
penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and
from the glory of His power.”
Isa 45:21, 22 “And there is no other God than Me; A just God and a
Savior; There is none beside Me. Look unto Me, and be saved, all ends of
the earth; for I am God and there is none else.”
John 14:6 “And Jesus said unto them, ‘I am the way the truth and the
life, no one comes unto the Father, but by Me.'”
There is a fear that is unhealthy and destructive.
II Tim 1:7 “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.”
There is one fear that is healthy and instructive.
Ephesians 5:21 “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”
2 Cor. 7:1 “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Psalm 36:1 “To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.”
Why is it that I should not be fearful or anxious of the events of my life as a born again believer?
Rom 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
So if you are to fear today, fear and obey the One who has the final say over your eternal destiny!
Eccles. 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”