Mark 14:50 And they all forsook him, and fled.
Fear will cause you to do some absolutely weird things. I have seen some funny faces on people who were caught unaware on camera after someone has scared them. I call it the Funny Fear Face.
Fear is usually an emotion that looks to the future. You might be afraid of the results of something from the past, but you are afraid of something that has not yet happened. If someone sneaks up and says, “BOO,” the sudden unexpected boo may startle you, but not knowing what is next causes the fear. It is the not knowing of what is coming that has people up tight.
In Mark 14:31 the disciples had all said they would never leave Christ. Less than 20 verses latter they had all scattered. Why? Fear of the unknown future. Christ had told them what was going to happen. He tried to prepare them. However, the distress of what they had seen, and being afraid of what might come, caused them to run. They felt they needed time to figure this all out. When we finish reading this book of Mark, we find that every detail was completed just as Jesus had said it would be. Everything! So why then should we be afraid of the future when we know who holds tomorrow in the palm of His hand?
In Matthew chapter 6, in verse 34 it says, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” One reason we fear is we have not learned to focus on today and leave tomorrow to God. Plan for tomorrow, but live for today, and live for God.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Jonah / Psalm 34 / Proverbs 6 / Mark 14
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 6-10 / Acts 27:21-44
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