“Therefore, do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known” (Matthew 10:26).
That you will be afraid is a given. The question is, “Will you fear man or God?” The ego rises up to say, “There is no man I fear.” Maybe so, but most people fear the opinions that others hold of them. This is why so many labor and posture to fit in, be accepted, and judged worthy of some group. Ours is a call to boldness (v.27), however; to be a counter-cultural people of a counter-cultural Savior; holding to and speaking to the counter-cultural truth of His teachings. This narrow path will not gain the favor of those having chosen the wide path.