Psa 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Some things about fear:
a. The fear of man brings a snare – fear God only
b. What is the worst that man can do to you? Isn’t this really the best? What is one of the Crowns? The Martyr’s crown.
c. You get to be like Jesus when you are reviled, persecuted, spoken evil of. You are in very good company.
d. Fear will hamstring you so you cannot run the race properly.
Deut 10:20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.