For God has not given us a spirit of fear

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and a sound mind.

The apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to be bold when sharing the Gospel to others. Timothy was facing opposition to the message he brought and his association with Paul from both believers and non-believers. We also have not been given a spirit of fear. The Holy Spirit who indwells a believer gives us a spirit of power and love and a sound mind. Any confusion in our mind is also not from God. He has given us a sound mind to discern things with and a spirit of power to do His work and love which is a fruit of the Holy Spirit to do things which will glorify God and are done for the good of others and not themselves.

 

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