You were never meant to be ruled by fear, anxiety, or worry. This is not how you were created to live. And yet, that’s the world we live in, right? So what do we do? The first thing God told Gideon to do to overcome his fear—before God gave him any leadership tasks, before anything else—was to tear down the idols in his life. God is jealous. As our Creator, he deserves all of our worship. But as our loving Father, he doesn’t want any harm to come to his children. And worshiping/serving anything other than God is self-destructive and harmful. What’s the first step in overcoming fear? Jesus comes first.
This sermon is part of our Gideon Series recorded on Aug 19, 2018, by Pastor David Parks, from Judges 6:25-32. Listen/download here: