While training his disciples, Jesus tells them to “have no fear” (Matthew 10:26).
The fear he’s referring to is of persecution and loss. And, in some cases, death. In other words, heavy things.
But how does that work? How does one ‘have no fear’?
Fear isn’t a switch to be flipped on and off. If, for instance, Jesus told you, “have no fear,” how exactly would you go about that?
The answer, Jesus says, comes from our perspective.
“Do not fear those who can kill [just] the body,” but instead, fear those who can kill the body and the soul (10:28).
In other words, don’t hedge. Don’t keep one foot grounded with God while the other’s still concerned about the world.
Because our fear is directly related to our anchor.