Commands of Christ: 64

Do not fear.

Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.  Luke 12:32

We have a faithful and gracious and omnipotent God who provides us eternal and abundant life.  What is there to fear?  Any suffering or deprivation or sorrow is temporary and transient.  Redemption and fulfillment and joy are our eternal destiny.  Therefore, Jesus commands us not to fear.  We are to keep our eyes fixed on the Kingdom of God rather than on this world.