Jeff Kusner

Genesis






Fearful To Fearless

Posted on July 14, 2010

Exploring Biblical Truths About Fear and Worry

Future posts exploring the biblical truths around fear and worry are now being posted on a site that is solely dedicated to this subject.  Please continue to explore with me at

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Genesis 35:17

Posted on May 14, 2010

And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, "Do not fear, for you have another son."

Genesis 35:17 (ESV)

Comment: Though pain and sorrows exist, we can endure knowing that a reward awaits us. As children of God we take comfort in being absolved with eternal salvation and look forward to what lay ahead without fear.

Genesis 50:21

Posted on April 20, 2010

You have nothing to fear. I will take care of you and your children. So he reassured them with kind words that touched their hearts.

Genesis 50:21 (GNT)

Comment: A broken spirit must be bound up, an offer of forgiveness and a comforting word provides encouragement and comfort to drive away fear.

Genesis 50:19-20

Posted on April 18, 2010

But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you?  You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

Genesis 50:19-20 (NLT)

Comment: When we ask forgiveness from someone we have offended, do not place them in such high a position that we are afraid of their disapproval, make peace with God and you will find it easier to make peace with man.

Genesis 45:03-05

Posted on April 14, 2010

He said to his brothers, "I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?" But the brothers could not answer him, because they were very afraid of him. So Joseph said to them, "Come close to me." When the brothers came close to him, he said to them, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold as a slave to go to Egypt. Now don't be worried or angry with yourselves because you sold me here. God sent me here ahead of you to save people's lives.

Genesis 45:03-05 (NCV)

Comment: What a comfort it is that Christ is close by to reassure us when we are afraid and to forgive when we are filled with remorse. Our Father is all powerful and able to use all things for His good.

Genesis 46:03-04

Posted on February 21, 2010

He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there. I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes."

Genesis 46:3-4 (NASB)

Comment: Our fears are silenced knowing that wherever God sends us, we are assured that He will also be with us.

Genesis 45:19-20

Posted on February 18, 2010

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Take wagons from the land of Egypt to carry your little children and your wives, and bring your father here.  Don’t worry about your personal belongings, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”

Genesis 45:19-20 (NLT)

Comment: Do not worry or set your eyes or heart upon the stuff of this world, there is a heavenly glory set aside for us through Christ.