Fear: The Devil’s Tool
[3:175] It is the devil’s system to instill fear into his subjects. Do not fear them and fear Me instead, if you are believers.
[3:176] Do not be saddened by those who hasten to disbelieve. They never hurt GOD in the least. Instead, GOD has willed that they will have no share in the Hereafter. They have incurred a terrible retribution.
[3:177] Those who choose disbelief, instead of belief, do not hurt GOD in the least; they have incurred a painful retribution.
[3:178] Let not the disbelievers think that we lead them on for their own good. We only lead them on to confirm their sinfulness. They have incurred a humiliating retribution.
[3:179] GOD is not to leave the believers as you are, without distinguishing the bad from the good. Nor does GOD inform you of the future, but GOD bestows such knowledge upon whomever He chooses from among His messengers.* Therefore, you shall believe in GOD and His messengers. If you believe and lead a righteous life, you receive a great recompense.
*3:179 The end of the world is one example of future events revealed to God’s Messenger of the Covenant. See Footnote 72:27.
Fear and grief are indicators that we can use to determine how far we are from God. When we have fear it shows a lack of belief that God is running everything. When we have grief it shows that we are not a righteous person and have committed sins.
God leads the believers towards righteousness so it can be determined the level of their belief and righteousness. Similarly God allows the disbelievers to reach their potential of disbelief. God does this by giving them the resources and confidence to transgress to their maximum. Otherwise it wouldn’t be clear why each individual has achieved their status in the Hereafter.
God is the one who distinguishes the bad from the good. This is something that is left to God to do.
When we experience any fear we should seek refuge in God.
[7:200] When the devil whispers to you any whisper, seek refuge in GOD; He is Hearer, Omniscient.
It is the devil’s system to instill fear into his subjects. We know that during war we can shorten our prayer and have people stand guard. Is standing guard displaying fear?
There is no fear in God’s kingdom. Fear is the opposite of faith. The same energy that it takes to have fear is the same energy that we could use in faith. To have fear is a choice we are making and determines if we trust in God or not. Fear is the opposite of trust. As soon as we remember God our fear disappears. Just like darkness cannot stand the presence of light.
Fear Is Not Real
Psalm 34:4 – 8
4. I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
5. They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.
6. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.
7. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.
8.O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!