September 5th – Proverbs 8:13

Proverbs 8:13

What if I told you that fear is a sin? How? Because at the root of fear is pride, and we know what God thinks about pride. Pride submits to no one, grasping at control, and thinking we ourselves know best. And it’s the same with fear. When we let fear dictate our actions, we’re telling God we trust more in our own feelings than in His promises. But through humility and faith, we can knock fear off the throne in our lives. Humility is never an easy pill to swallow. Because admitting we are wrong, being vulnerable, and submitting is hard. But when we come to God with a truly humble heart, He doesn’t say, “I told you so.” Instead He welcomes us with open arms, inviting us to draw near to Him. To safely shelter in His impenetrable tower of power, mercy, and wisdom. And when we put our faith in His perfect love and promises, we have no room to be afraid. For, as 1 John 4:18 tells us, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love casts out fear.