do not fear

The most frequent command in scripture is some version of “do not be afraid” or “fear not.” It is used a reported 365 times, though I haven’t counted. My colleague here at the Barnabas Center, Roger Edwards, leads a seminar titled “It is not what you say, it’s how you say it.” I wonder how the speakers in scripture (Lord, Angels, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, the Prophets, Jesus, Paul, etc.) “say it”? Is it given as an admonishment or as words of comfort? Was it said irritably or soothingly? Those… Continue reading do not fear