Slavery to Fear

Sometimes I read something in the Bible, and it’s as if it was just added.  I know that’s not true, and that phenomenon is evidence for the living nature of God’s Word.  In any case, it happened yesterday morning.  I was in Hebrews when I came across these verses:

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.  –Hebrews 2:14-15

The author is discussing how believers and Jesus are all children of God.  Jesus, as the Son of God, came to earth to share life with us but also to defeat death.

That was all well and good- great, actually- but not necessarily new to me.  It was the whole bit about freedom from the fear of death and the slavery.

The good news of Jesus is much bigger than freedom from one of life’s greatest fears: the fear of death.  If Jesus can take care of that fear, is there any fear that He can’t conquer?  More on that tomorrow…


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