“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7
Probably one of the most quoted verses in the New Testament, the above passage reveals a profound truth to believers in every generation. I often hear it quoted word for word. Most of the ime I do hear it though, the focus is nearly always on just the first part of the verse. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear”. Don’t misunderstand; I think that is a powerful truth and a powerful declaration when anyone feels he/she is tempted and intimidated by fear. In fact, I’ve declared that very thing hundreds of times in my walk with the Lord. But, I think we need to look deeper into the entire verse. And, when we do it becomes apparent that there is much more to be received than just that declaration about a spirit of fear.