Fear No Evil

14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
15 and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Hebrews 2:14–15

Society today is held captive by the fear of death. Understandably so, when one is constantly bombarded with scenes of doctors and nurses fully outfitted in protective gear caring for patients at death’s door struggling to breathe.

But it does not take a pandemic to create this fear. We are born with it, and remain in its terrifying grip without some kind of intervention. The concoctions of man are touted as a panacea but fall short in effectiveness. Way short.

We don’t need statistics to know that all remedies fail to offer full assurance against death. Except.

A fraction of humankind has received a fully effective inoculation against death, proven without peer review by one man, who stepped out of heaven to take on human flesh that he might experience death in our place once and for all. Trial size one.

Those who have freely received His medicine will escape the nagging paralyzing fear of death. They will indeed walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil. (Psalm 23)

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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