6 “What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. 7 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (Luke 12:4-7 NLT)
We are living in a culture of fear. Bad News leads almost every news broadcast. Politicians use fear to try to gain our support. The Covid pandemic has raised the level of fear throughout the world.
Jesus tells us not to be afraid of people. He tells us to "fear God." Without Jesus we would have to be afraid of God judging and condemning us. But through Jesus we receive God's love and forgiveness. To "fear God" for us means to worship, honor, respect and obey the Lord because we know God will never forget about us and is always watching over us.