Whom to Fear
“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!” (vv. 4–5).
Coram Deo Living before the face of God
The important early church father Cyril of Alexandria wrote: “The Preserver of the universe extends his aid to things so worthless and descends to the smallest animals. How can he forget those who love him, especially when he takes so great care of them?” God never forgets His children, and even if our suffering for Christ leads to our physical death, that is only temporary. The Lord will take us to be with Him and to enjoy His blessing forever.