Luke 12:4-5 Who Do You Fear? God Or Man?

Luke 12:4-5 – I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. (5) But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.


The meaning of the word “fear” in the Bible is determined by the context in which it is used, whether positive or negative. All Christians who study the Word of God need to know the difference.

Emotional FEAR= (negative-from satan)is also an active feeling of dread, agitation, anxiety and worry of which fright and terror are the more intense degrees. Whether the conditions causing the fear are real or imaginary the results are the same. Regardless of its source, fear will torment and punish you, and the worst thing is, you do it to yourself. Fear is self-induced misery. Fear is worry, apprehension, horror, or consternation, all of which cause the person to become paralyzed toward their problems.

Godly FEAR= extreme reverence for God, respect, or being in awe of God. Fear, or respect of God, is reverence that manifests itself in obedience. This positive sense of fear is better represented by the words “awe” or “respect.”

2 Timothy 1:7 – “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Satan has always used this ungodly dread or terror to torment godly people. Those who have been born again should have no dread or terror of God unless they are planning to renounce their faith in Jesus as their Savior.

Those who do not accept salvation through Jesus have a reason to fear. They have every reason to be terrified. There are many examples of where the Bible uses the word “fear” or “terror” in reference to those who reject God. Genesis 35:5, Psalm 76:7 and Hebrews 10:28-31 just to name a few.

God commands us to fear Him in our text and in Deuteronomy 10:12.
Proverbs 9:10 declares that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil according to proverbs 8:13. Do you have evil or do you love to partake in it?

In an unbeliever, the fear of the Lord should be great deterrent from sin. For one reason or another, satan has convinced them that they can continue in sin and do whatever seems right in their own eyes and not fear the consequences. Oh, the end of that man or women who do not fear the Lord.


Luke 12:4-5 – I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. (5) But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

What man can do to you is temporary. What God is able to do is eternal.

What is your choice on this morning? Fear of man or fear of God?
Whom do you trust? Whom do you serve? Where does your faith lie on this morning? Man or God? Who is it?


The choice is yours.

Whom do you fear?

God bless and do remember to tell the Lord thank you!

I love you all with the love of Christ.

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About Minister Aiken

I am a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I received my call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 16, 2003 and I was licensed as a Minister on Sunday, December 30, 2007. I am an Associate Minister, Sunday School Teacher for Adult # 1 Class, Instructor for New Members Class, Youth Church Teacher, Senior Missionary, and Blogger. I have worked in the medical field for 31 years. I am the wife of one husband whom I have been married to for the last 27 years. Out of this union came one son. I have always been an advocate of God's Word even prior to salvation. Now that I am saved, I have taken it to another level with the help of the Holy Spirit. I am what others call "Radicle for Christ!" Yes, I LOVE JESUS! I started sending out daily devotional messages over 12 years ago via email. In March of 2011 the Lord told me that it was time for the daily devotionals to be taken to the world wide web. I did not understand how nor belive that God could use me for such a task as this, but thanks be to God who knows all things. I obeyed God and the rest was history. This ministry has truly been a blessing to the heart and soul of many that are saved and unsaved. Many lives have been changed, energized, transformed, restored, refreshed, and clansed by the Power of the Holy Spirit through God's spoken words from His Bible. Romans 10:14-15 - How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15-And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" Truly, this Ministry is a blessing from God to mankind everywhere. No great works has any man done that he or she should boast! "TELL THE LORD THANK YOU" is indeed the Lord's will for you and I. God truly is an "AWESOME WONDER!" I love Him!! He is my Lord and Savior!!! Romans 8:31- If God be for you, who could be against you? It was Christ who died for us. 1 Thessalonian 5;18-Give thanks in all things for this is the Lord will concerning you and I in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:33-But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.
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2 Responses to Luke 12:4-5 Who Do You Fear? God Or Man?

  1. Amen Ann.

    Regardless of what man do, we must remember that God is in control.

    Love ya my sister.

  2. Amen!

    God did it one again! We thank Him Michael. He is just that kind of God. He knows what we need when we need it.

    Hold on! Your change is gonna come! As a matter of fact, in the spirit, it is already done! You are going through the natural process now, but guess what, you already have the victory. You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus.

    God bless and I love you my brother.


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