So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
The early Christian were the victims of persecution that would make most modern people of faith cower in the face of such a scourge. Their families often disowned them. They were shunned by friends. They were arrested and thrown into jail for sharing the Gospel with others. And they were tortured and killed.
As events in the world grow more dangerous, seemingly by the day, many Christians, Jews, and other persons of faith find themselves wondering if perhaps we will witness another great scourge 20 centuries later.
Governments become more oppressive and dangerous by the day. Extremists within Islam threaten freedom-loving people and those who adhere to the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths.
Today's scripture verse tells us what to do in the face of such growing danger. We ought to fear God more than man. We must not fear what man can do to us. We must proceed boldly carrying the torch of salvation, love, and freedom.
Song: 'My God Is Real.' This is a great video. There is some comedy in the introduction as Bill Gaither interviews Florida Boys pianist and comedian Derrell Stewart and Florida Boys manager Les Beasley. Then the group sings their great song before a large crowd at one of Gaither's massive Homecoming gatherings.