“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Luke 12:4-5 [ESV]
At first glance this passage looks super scary but this is Jesus speaking to His disciples about the Pharisees. We have been saved and justified by this same God. So, when I read this, I am comforted to know that the only One who can cast me into Hell is the same One Who has promised everlasting life with Him in Heaven.
When I look at my life here and think about what I have ahead, I have nothing to fear except one thing…the fear of disappointing my Father in Heaven. It is in His Son that I am redeemed but I still must inhabit this carcass here on earth that is susceptible to the evil ways of this world. Ergo, I must cling to the shins of my Father by immersing myself in His word and prayerful anticipation of His return!