Fear of danger - vs - fear itselfHalf-way through reading “Robinson Crusoe” this week, and I stumbled upon this remarkable insight. The application for today is inescapable. Crusoe, isolated for 16 years on an island by himself, happens to see a footprint in the sand, and his fear and anxiety run wild. In a sleepless night he contemplates destroying everything he has painstakenly built through the years. Fortunately he comes to his senses and then we read this quote:

? Thus, fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.

Today we are encouraged to live in a state of constant fear and anxiety over a virus that has proven to be nowhere near as dangerous as first thought – praise God! (And please don’t read that as a complete denial of its danger). But all the while it is quite possible that you and I have been increasingly ignorant of a danger ten thousand times more terrifying than our estimation of it. Yes. Ten thousand times MORE dangerous.

Hell.

Matthew 10:28
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Hell is a real place where unrepentant sinners will spend eternity in conscious torment for their sin against a perfect, holy, and eternal God.

We may not like the thought, but that doesn’t change the reality of it any more than disliking or denying cancer will remove its deadly consequences in your life.

Hell is worse than mere death of the body, and the infection rate of sin is 100%. No one is good enough to change their own destiny.

But there is a solution – a solution that makes an eternal difference. I’ve experienced it firsthand, and I’ve committed the rest of my life to sharing that solution with others. His name is Jesus Christ.

Curious to know more? Don’t believe its true? Message me and let’s chat.

In the meantime know that the love of God for sinners like me is there to save you too. And with eternity on the line, I’d be a wicked and evil person to just watch people head to hell without warning them. And if that makes me look a little foolish to the world, that’s a small price to pay.
Your soul is worth it.

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Keep your eyes on Christ! (Hebrews 12:1-2)