Proverbs 10:24-26 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
BOO! Did I scare you? Probably not. Nevertheless, it seems that most people have some fears. Some are afraid of the dark. Others are scared of heights. Take them up in a tall building, or on a mountain, and they become stiff as a board.
Girls especially seem to cultivate a fear for spiders. Most little girls, and babies don’t seem to let those little multi legged creatures bother them. However, after the early teen years, you can often send them screaming down the sidewalk by just presenting them with these crawling little presents.
Some people are afraid of closed in spaces, some fear being alone, while others dread being in a crowd. It seems that different people have different fears.
However, there is one fear that the saved, and the unsaved look at from different viewpoints. If you are not saved, and life comes to an end, the one fear you will have is, what if all those Christians were right? What if there really is a hell? What if there is no second chance? What if there is a God, who has final judgment on me? If you’re unsaved, your biggest fear has to be meeting God without salvation. If He’s real, then so is hell!
For the saved, “the desire of the righteous shall be granted.” We will see Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. He’s the salvation for the lost. Our eternal destiny will be realized. Our earthly wish shall be granted. If He’s real, (and He is), we have no fear of hell, as we’re going to heaven. The only fear we have, is that a friend, or loved one may not join us.
You might scare me with a snake. You might cause me to think twice if we’re up on a high place with no railing. However, there is one thing you can’t do. You can’t make me wonder about, or fear my eternal destiny. That has been secured by Christ, and is guaranteed, and will be granted.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Kings 14 – 17 / Proverbs 10:24-26
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Samuel 9-11 / Luke 18:1-30
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