Boldness: The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Our victory from Jesus is a victory over fear. In Jesus, we are kept from fear, a spiritual imprisonment resulting from not knowing what is to come and what to make of it.

So often we hear, “God will never let this happen to you.” The truth is so far from that statement.

There is only one thing that God will never let happen to you and I and it is this: God will never allow anything or anyone to separate us from Him, because of His love for us which He showed by subjecting Jesus, His Son, to death for your sins and my sins.

Often we pray or murmured, “Lord, please don’t let this happen to me.” It’s a prayer seeking help to try and avoid suffering. But our prayer is to be faithful, not cringing in fear.

Because of Jesus, “we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:6)

With arrows of uncertainties and trials coming from all corners, this is the only prayer that reassures us the objective of God being our helper.

The objective is this: “I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

This is a statement to say in the face of trials, because in whatever the circumstances Jesus is our Helper. Because Jesus is our Helper and the Holy Spirit is our Helper, we will not fear what man shall do unto us.

Whatever it is, it shall happen. But because of Jesus, we will not fear it.

I have to give credit to the King James version for this verse.

Most other translations ask, “What can man do to me?”

The question is not, “what can they do to you?”, but “How will I respond, when they do whatever it is that they wish to do to me?”

Only the literal translations reveal more strength and insight into the full objective of the verse.

No one needs to ask, “What man can do to them?”

Man can kill you. Man can deprive you of your earthly comforts. Man can cause you to suffer. Man can despise you. Man can do many evil things to you. There’s no point in asking, “what can man do to me?”. They crucified Jesus, remember?

Jesus knows what man can do. And Jesus said not to fear them. What Jesus says, He accomplishes.

So pay attention to the literal translation of this verse. Other than the King James version, Young’s Literal, Webster’s Bible, Douay-Rheims are all in agreement.

It’s not a question, but an affirmative statement.

Because of Jesus, “we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:6)

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