There is always “Plus Ultra” (more to come” for those who listen and obey God. Verses 1 & 2 of Deuteronomy 28 says, “if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments… the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.” 

I believe that promise remains true for us even today. God has much more in store for us all and it’s all appropriated through obedience. If God is for us, no one can stand against us, and we need not live in fear of anything. An interesting lesson from the Christmas narrative is that immediate obedience destroys fear. The angel appeared to Joseph and said “fear not to take Mary as your wife.” It goes on “then Joseph did as the angel told him.” There were still many social reasons for Joseph to reject Mary, but he listened to the voice of God and obeyed immediately – the result = NO Fear!

Isaiah 37:14 says, “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.”