It is misplaced fear and a snare to us if we fear people and not God our Father. He has made all souls and we are told not to fear those who do not have the power to cast our soul or body into hell fire as only God has this power! (Matthew 10:28) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell…… (Proverbs 29:25). The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
When we put our full trust in God we gain confidence in HIS cause and not our own. Just as Moses and Joshua knew God would not fail or forsake them they moved forward toward the Promised Land. (Deuteronomy 31:6-8). Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Even though we see those of ISIS taking many innocent lives as they ban together in their evil deeds, we need to remain strong in the Lord and realize that their god is not our God as they use scare tactics to weaken people…… Yet we know the perfect love of God does not torment anyone or anything. (1 John 4:16-21). And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.