Joshua 10:8,25

And the Lord said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee … And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do

ONE NATION UNDER WHOM?

Hosea 4:1-19

Introduction

“Indeed I tremble for any country when I reflect that God is just.”

It was Thomas Jefferson that wrote those words about the United States and as Hosea pleads with the nation of Israel, I’m sure he would agree. Hosea chapter four reads like the front page …

Judges 4:18, 21

And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle… Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took

Joshua 8:1

And the lord said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:

There is an interesting progression in these chapters. Chapter six closes with …

Deut.31:6-8

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel,

1 Samuel 12:20

And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.

Here again is another reminder of the importance of obedience to God. Samuel recounts to Israel their history of blessing …

1 Samuel: 20-21

And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it. And she named the child Ichabod, saying, the glory is departed from Israel.

This is a sad …

Fear Not

And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. once said, “Your character is what God knows you to be; your reputation is what men …

Judges 6:23

And the Lord said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.

It took Gideon a while to figure out who was talking to him. When he first meets the Angel of the Lord (v.11) he had no idea who he was talking too. Notice the …

Judges 6:10

And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice.

There is a cycle that occurs repeatedly in the book of Judges. The cycle could be stated this way: Rebellion …