“For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful “(Luke 6: 32-36, KJV).
To a trader, the market shows no mercy. Why should we be merciful to market participants or anyone for that matter? When we become merciful, we shroud ourselves with a cloak of purity. This is not an innocence that makes us naïve or extrudes worldly wisdom. This purity of intention protects us from the malice of evil. “When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned” (Isaiah 43:2, KJV).
Jesus, the Son of God, models this purity for us during His earthly journey as a man.
“The Gospel presents Jesus as a man without guile. He has no personal agenda and is disarmingly forgiving and accepting. When everyone else is judgmental, [He] is full of understanding. He sides with the victims of oppression rather than with those in power” (Writing in the Sand: Jesus & the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore, p.118).
Although Jesus allowed evil to harm Him as a part of His earthly purpose, we are not necessarily called to do the same. To repel evil, cloak yourself with a pure heart. Not only will fear disappear from your trading, but joy will takes its place.