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June 21, 2024 | Daily Devotionals | June 21

Faith Or Fear? 

The Lord is my light and my salvation––whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life––of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 

Faith turned to fear when the third party stepped in and challenged God, the Creator of all things. The third party was trying to get control of man’s free will, because man was created free. He is not a robot. He was created in the image of God and God gave him intellect, emotions, and will.  Satan is the third party who tried to be God and got kicked out of heaven for it. 

How does the deceiver try to get control of men and get them to rebel against God as well? By creating the bait and suggesting that mankind is missing out. Out of fear, we comply. Satan gives us the promise of pleasure, only to deliver pain. It moves us from love, faith, and freedom to no love, sin, and slavery. This is the battle and this is the condition that Satan wants us in. The Kingdom battle is to win people out of this domain of fear and restore and redeem what was originally created; that’s why God sent Christ to accomplish this. That’s why the Bible says there is no fear in love (1 John 4:18). God loves you with His limits, not the evil limits of Satan. You can experience faith and freedom if you trust in the one whom God sent. 

God has provided His Word, the Bible; every word in it is God breathed. In addition, He placed his Holy Spirit in you. He has provided His truth and direction. God sent Jesus to take mankind back, and to be in perfect unity with Him. He desires an intimate relationship with you and every one that you influence, through the power of His Holy Spirit. Make the right choice to accept God’s gift and be a follower of Jesus, and when you do God will open His door of understanding to His love for you. 

Thank You, Father, for choosing all who will accept Your gift. 


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