“Earlier this week I posted on fear: the danger of fearing the wrong things, and of being manipulated by the fear-mongers who peddle those wrongful fears. (You can read that post HERE.) Often this means that we do not fear what we really should since we are so distracted by lesser or even false fears. In this video, we see how fear is used to manipulate and to thin the ranks of candidates for a job. The other candidates for the position are manipulated and fooled by fear (FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real). It is all a ruse. Because fear is such a potent tool wielded by those who know how to incite it, the schemers win.
Remember, not all fears are bad. Some things should be feared. But many fears are false, some are foolish, and others exaggerated. Courage is not a lack of fear. Rather, it is knowing what to fear and what not to fear, and then doing what is right in spite of fear.
“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved (Heb 10:38-39).