Last night as I was going to sleep I was looking for something to watch, and noticed that someone had DVRed a movie called “The 13th Warrior”. It was just interesting enough to keep my attention, but not overly remarkable. However, I did perk up a little when I heard the viking Herger the Joyous say
Fear profits a man nothing.
For some reason those 5 words were still with me this morning. Maybe because they are so similar to the words spoken by my leader
28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 New International Version (NIV)
or these words penned by one of his closest friends on this Earth.
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear expects punishment. The person who is afraid has not been made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 Common English Bible (CEB)
Today as you go hither and yon ( I had to talk like Viking after watching that movie), remember Herger’s words (and Johns, and mostly probably – Jesus’) and live life with love, not with fear!