And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:28-31
Those verses are the best to top fearing men. The Lord commands us to stop fearing men but rather to fear God who can destroy us in hell. But when I was reading Matthew 10 this morning, it struck me that the Lord was calling me to stop fearing people because the one who has the power to completely destroy me and everyone else watches over me.
The creator watches over sparrows that are sold two for a penny. He decides what will happen to them. Nobody can kill one of them without His permission. They are only sparrows and He takes care of them. So if sparrows are so important in His sight how much more His children, those He wants to have a relationship with. He knows the number of my hair. None can be missing without His permission. When they fall, He knows and is okay with it. And that the reason I don’t have to fear. He watches over me. Nothing can happen to me if He says no. Even the worse is in His hands. He watches over the sparrow and I am of more value than many of them.
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
For your steadfast love is great above the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.