Paralysing Fear

There is a "fear which is the beginning of wisdom" (Psa_111:10)-the filial fear of God-but why should a son of God be paralysed and stupified at the sight of the enemy, like a partridge struck with stupor and so overcome with fear at the sight of a vulture, or sparrow-hawk, that it loses all power of self-control until its enemy has disappeared? Our enemies are great and deadly, but greater is He that is with us. The threatening attitude of present-day evil should in no way hinder the faith and activities of the servant of Jesus Christ.