As Christians in this world we are tempted frequently to fear men by whom persecution for our faith comes. Persecution comes in many forms; it can manifest itself in forms of physical harm, slander, undermining or teasing - the list goes on and on.
But there’s nothing for us to fear. God is the all knowing and all-powerful ruler of all men. But He is also our father in which we are in intimate relationship with. God is for us (Rom 8:31) and cares for us as His children. Because of this we do not have to fear man but we can place all of our hope in Christ who is Lord over all. Jesus reminds us “…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” (Matt 10:28).
For us as Natives, our fear for God far outweighs the fear of man and we seek to please God more than we please man. So as you rock your new fly “no fear denim” jacket remember the words of the psalmist in (Psalm 118:6): “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”