A A A A A
Bible Book List
The IVP New Testament Commentary Series – Fear God Alone (10:28)
Fear God Alone (10:28)

Because God is judge in the end, we should not fear even persecutors who threaten death (vv. 26, 28). Mortals can destroy only one's body, while God can resurrect the body for damnation and destroy the whole person (with eternal torture; compare 3:12; 25:46). The choice is not between courage and fear but has to do with whom we will fear more (Minear 1950:169). Jesus may here recall the Jewish martyr tradition, which exhorted its followers not to fear those who think they can kill, because eternal suffering awaits the soul that disobeys God's command (4 Macc 13:14-15).

Bible Gateway Recommends

Mark: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC]
Mark: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC]
Retail: $21.00
Our Price: $11.99Save: $9.01 (43%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
The Message of Romans: The Bible Speaks Today [BST]
The Message of Romans: The Bible Speaks Today [BST]
Retail: $20.00
Our Price: $14.49Save: $5.51 (28%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament,  Second Edition
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Second Edition
Retail: $35.00
Our Price: $18.99Save: $16.01 (46%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now
Revelation: The IVP NT Commentary [IVPNTC]
Revelation: The IVP NT Commentary [IVPNTC]
Retail: $21.00
Our Price: $11.49Save: $9.51 (45%)Buy Now
John - eBook
John - eBook
Retail: $18.99
Our Price: $9.99Save: $9.00 (47%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Buy Now