There is an expression that is reiterated over and over again in the Bible, both in the OT and in the NT. It is the expression ‘Fear not,’ or ‘Do not be afraid.’ In the gospels, ‘Fear not’ appears mostly in Matthew and in Luke. It is used by Jesus 3x in Matthew and 5x in Luke. In the gospel of Matthew, they all appear in the same passage. Let’s read this passage, Matthew 10:24-33.