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"Sound mind" in the Bible: 2 Timothy 1:7
A spirit of self-discipline--sometimes translated as "a sound mind"--is one of the characteristics of Christ-followers. Nobody who has experienced God's grace need be timid or afraid with God at their side.


"Spirit of fear" in the Bible: 2 Timothy 1:7
The NIV renders "spirit of fear" as "spirit of timidity." In 2 Timothy we are told that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but rather he gave us a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.