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Wed, Aug 31 2016 - 10:13 AM

Living in Fear

THE GOOD REPORT  

Wednesday, August 31, 2016  

Richard Deemy: Editor

 

Walking In Fear

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Have you ever been fearful?  If so, what created that fear in you?  Was it a dangerous situation?  Was it another human being?  Was it imagined or real? Perhaps a situation we have no control over such as natural disasters or human violence, or economic lack.

As Christians, we are encouraged to be at peace and live in such a way that we do not succumb to fear, nor should we cause fear in others.  We are currently experiencing an epidemic in marriages falling apart. This is especially disheartening when we see it prevalent in Churches.

Our marriages should be patterned after Christ’s love for the Church (His Bride).  He sets our example on how we should treat one another.

Husband, is your wife afraid of you?  If so, you are not emulating Christ.  She should never be in fear of verbal or physical abuse coming from you.  She, instead should be loved and comforted by you and feel secure in your presence.

Wife, do you treat your husband with respect or does your husband have to “walk on eggs” around you, afraid that something he might say or do would offend you and cause you to withhold sex from him, as a punishment?

We all know in the world, we will encounter people, who cause fear to rise up within us.  In a “Christian” home, this should never be the case.  The home should be a “safe place.”  The enemies plan is to “divide and conquer.”  He wants to destroy the marriage, which is a type and shadow of the Church.

I urge men to treat their wives with tender affection and refrain from angry verbal abuse toward them.  A man’s children should also feel comforted and at peace in the presence of their parents.  The local Church should also be a place of refuge, peace and safety for all who enter it’s doors.

Colossians 3:18-19 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

 

PRAYER:  Dear Lord, thank you for reminding me of the sacredness of Marriage and of my responsibility to emulate your character and nature in my home and with my family.  If I have offended my wife/husband, through mistreatment, let me seek her/his forgiveness.  I also ask for your forgiveness for misrepresenting you.  Let your infinite love, grace and mercy be abundant in my home.  Amen 

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praizeop2 - 1 year ago

Thanks for posting this. Anger in the home is a very difficult situation. One most people do not know how to solve when it is in their mate. Blessings ~ Sarah

m7thprophet - 1 year ago

EXCELLENT COUNSEL!!!!!!!!!