God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear.

2 Timothy 1:7
7″For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power (Dynaméōsand of love (Agapéō) and of a sound mind (Sōphronísmoū).”


This is one of my favorite verses.  It is such a powerful, comforting promise from our loving heavenly Father. Whenever I am afraid or worried or when cares and concerns creep in, I can mutter it under my breath and be reminded Who’s really in charge Of me Nd my family.  He’s got EVERYTHING that concerns me under control.
I wanted to memorize this verse.  The only problem is, every time I would call it to mind, I’d forget which word came first.  Then, after studying it closely, it hit me: God gave us the power of trinity in this one short verse!  It has now taken on a whole new meaning and I will ALWAYS remember it!
Greek NT

Illuminating Greek.

Here is what I discovered.  The word in Greek for fear is in this verse is “Deíllas,” which means “Timidity, reticence, cowardice.”  That’s the devil right there! Those things certainly aren’t meant to be our heritage.

Jesus died to give us His complete Shalom, a very rich Hebrew word. It means so much more than simply peace of mind. You can read all about it by following the link below:


It is the original Greek in this verse where you find the real power behind the words in this verse!
The Father.
The word for power, “Dynaméōs,” is derived from “Dunamís: [miraculous] power, might, strength.”  This is the same word used to described Jesus at the end of Matthew’s gospel, sitting at the “Right hand of power.”  And Who is at His left hand?  The Father!  “Dynaméōs” is the Father.
The Son.

The word for love in this verse is “Agapéō,” which means “benevolence, good will, esteem,” derived from “agapé,” which means “sacrificial love.”  That’s Jesus, Who gave His life for us!

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this; that He lay down His life for His friends.”

The Holy Spirit.
And finally, we come to this word: “Sōphronísmoū.” It is translated as “Sound mind,” but it means “Self-control, self-discipline, prudence.”  Those are the gifts of the Spirit!  This word is describing our inner teacher, and the Master StoryTeller of this amazing book.
So there you have it, Church.  Wonderful provision from our loving Heavenly Father Who has given us everything we need:  Power, love, and a sound mind!

God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear

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