"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."
Truly the Spirit of God does not make us tumid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline to be more strong to withstand any forces that may habour us. So that we can live in harnonious way with our neighbours. So that we can abstain from sins and pursue righteousness.
What power does the Spirit of God give us?": We were in battle with many afflictions and Spirits that hate the word of God. The devil were fighting many men of God, imprisoned a lot who were weak. Many were in wilderness and blindfolded from the good news to yearn their Spirit. Through the power of God, we are made to overcome all these conflicts between us and the devil. That is why Paul and Silas were moved by the Spirit of God to escape from prison even when the prison gates were locked. With the Spirit of God, Peter preached for five thousand people to repent just a day. The power God helps us to do things confidently. It controls us to do things boldly without fear and trembling, because God leads.
The Spirit of God controls our mood and emotions, because of this we live in love and unity. That is why we are Christian communities. The love through the Spirit binds us together in faith. We share what we have, donate and support each other in times of troubles. We are self-disciplined so we fear sin. The Spirit helps us to be strong and monitors us grow in righteous.