Introduction to Let Peace Rule message
Jerry Seinfeld says death is the second greatest fear. Public speaking is the first. So, at a funeral, the average person would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. Fear is a powerful motivator. Probably far more of our decisions are motivated by fear than we realize. We stay at a job we dislike out of fear. We don’t go certain places out of fear. We wear or don’t wear certain clothes, get certain haircuts, play certain sports, talk to certain people, out of fear.
What if we could be different? What if, on a daily basis, we were guided, not by feelings of anxiety and tension but instead, were guided by feelings of peacefulness?
Our text today offers us a solution to lives choked by fear.