Fear

We are in the last three days of our August Bible Verse Challenge. Today is August 29th and the word is Fear. There are a fair share of fear and fear nots in the Bible. Hope you aren’t being fearful these days.

Psalm 111:10 (ESV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

From my sister Vera:

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NASB‬‬

From Paul:

 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Ps 23:4)

From Maristella:

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
1 John 4:18 | NIV

From Patsystitch:

Psalm 34:4-5. I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed..

From Happy One Two Verses Today:

II Timothy 1:6 KJV
For God hath not given us the spirit of FEAR,
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
 
Hebrews 13:6 KJV
To that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper, 
and I will not FEAR what man shall do unto me.

If you have a verse to share please do in the comments and I’ll add it here. Thank you.

We are working on a better understanding of what the fear of the Lord should look like in our lives.

Here’s a project Dear worked on over a week ago.

He cleaned off the deck, fixed some paint that was peeling off of the back side of the house by scraping the peeling paint, primed the sections, repainted the sections, painted the surface of the deck and then put a bead of caulking between the deck and the house so that water would run off instead of collect. Last thing was adding the carpet runner (which is a huge help in all weather). He still needs to paint the stairs. A nice bonus in this project was that the paint was left here by the previous owners.

New carpet runner down. Now all he needs to do to finish the 2020 deck project is to paint the stairs.

 

August Bible Verse Challenge ~ Evil

Todays word is evil.

Psalm 141: 3-4

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!

Let me know if you share a verse for this day on your blog. You can also share a verse in comments and I’ll add it to this post. Thank you to all who have shared verses already.

From my sister, Vera:

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From Patsystitch:

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For you are with me, your rod and your staff the comfort me.

Happy One shared this verse on her blog, click over to see her post.

Matthew 5:11 KJV

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,
and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of EVIL against you falsely,
for my sake.

Maristella shared this good reminder:

1 Peter 3:9 -” Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Maybe I’ll memorize the verse from Psalms and recite it in my head when I have to wear a mask.

This is one of my new linen masks all the way from Russia.