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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 1:7
1:7 And let nothing discourage thee, for God hath not given us - That is, the spirit which God hath given us Christians, is not the spirit of fear - Or cowardice. But of power - Banishing fear. And love and sobriety - These animate us in our duties to God, our brethren, and ourselves. Power and sobriety are two good extremes. Love is between, the tie and temperament of both; preventing the two bad extremes of fearfulness and rashness. More is said concerning power, #1Tim 1:8|; concerning love, #2Tim 2:14|, &c.; concerning sobriety, #2Tim 3:1|, &c.
View People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 1:7
2Ti 1:7 God hath not given us the spirit of fear. When the gifts of the Spirit were bestowed at the laying on of my hands, not a spirit of cowardice, but of power, miraculous power, "and of love", and of a sound mind, of divine wisdom, was imparted.
keddyn maloba's comment on 2013-05-17 06:14:31:
Many are the times we christians fear when we are attacked by the devil & his agents,the scripture is clear to us,we shouldn't have th spirit of fear but of courage,yes the fear should be there but of the Lord bcoz the bible says fear he who can destroy both your body & soul.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-01-22 13:15:37:
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, with your household. Get baptized into the Body of Christ, and let the truth of the Word of God set you free. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and that God hath raised Him from the dead, then you will be saved. May the Lord bless you richly, my brother.
Gikuz frank's comment on 2013-01-22 07:16:44:
I need salvation.
adebayo yusuf's comment on 2012-11-20 13:55:38:
The Lord has not given us the spirit of fear to fear the devil and his host, but the spirit of love to show concern for the dying world with understanding and self control.
Abraham Etebu's comment on 2012-11-18 18:16:34:
God has given us the power to stand up for our faith in Him, not being self-centered in His worship and our dealings with our fellow Christians, in the right frame of mind.
Louise's comment on 2012-10-25 22:07:45:
Fear is borne out of inward (introspective) thinking. God has called us to be outward focused. His command was to love God and love people, while the devil would have us self conscious & self consumed to try and thwart the ability of the believer to fulfill the mandate set for us by Christ. Applying the rest of the scripture "power, love and sound mind" will over-ride and dispel fear, leaving us to be and do in the freedom of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
fatmata kanu's comment on 2012-09-17 17:58:56:
MY GOD HAS NOT GIVEN ME THE SPIRIT OF FEAR HE HAS GIVEN ME THE SPIRIT OF LOVE AND SOUND MIND..
Keith W Blevins's comment on 2012-08-17 12:49:10:
Opposite of fear overwelming confidence.Having the love to be concern for the well being of others not being comsume withself. And having that peace which surpasses all understang.
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