Put Fear in Perspective

By Linda Tancs

John Witherspoon, the only cleric to sign the Declaration of Independence, said: “It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man.” His point was to keep fear in perspective. The Bible commands us to reverentially fear the Lord (Psalm 86:11). Why should we fear the Lord? Because a reverential fear of God casts out all other fears. It’s an act of faith that we trust Him in all circumstances. A person who fears God will not ultimately fear anyone, or anything, else (Psalm 118:6).


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