The world has taught us to fear the unknown and the retaliation of God for our disobedience. But are we the ones who need to worry? No, absolutely not! We have made a commitment to Jesus, and he has told us not to fear. I think much of what we have learned is to teach us to be obedient to our government through a system of propaganda filtered through television programming. I realize that it’s too simplistic to say we should look at the Bible in two ways; one way for evil people and another way for us, but it would make more sense if we did, and it would remove the element of fear from our lives. We ARE God’s people. Paul says that when we accept Jesus, we are adopted, grafted into the vine. An adopted family member receives the same inheritance as the other children. My daddy is loving and would never do anything to harm me, and we should look at God in that light. I have confidence that we are not to fear what is coming to this world; the world needs to worry. We are safe from the wrath of God; he is our protector and our loving daddy.
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, Ephesians 1:4-5
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, Romans 11:17