“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” (Plato). It’s a compelling soundbite, but I’m not sure how much courage is involved when you know you don’t have to fear. Perhaps a better rendering would be “Wisdom is knowing what you should and shouldn’t fear.” But then, who am I to correct Plato? Perhaps that is a bit too presumptuous on my part. But not too presumptuous for Jesus.
My Advice – Even a casual look at today’s culture tells us that we are consumed by the fear of many things that can harm or kill the body, but by our actions seem to have little fear of “the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”. Satan has gotten us to take our eye off the ball. Let’s be wise about what we truly fear.