1. Exposition

Where else in Scripture does the command not to fear appear?

Revelation 1:17 (ESV)

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,

The instruction to “fear not” is found in many places throughout Old Testament Scripture (e.g. Genesis 15:1; Genesis 21:17; Exodus 14:13; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 41:13; etc.) as well as in Jesus’ words (e.g., Luke 12:7, Luke 12:32; John 12:15).