Herod feared Jesus so much so that he had all of the boys in Bethlehem, two years and under, murdered. 
Fear is a shaky foundation that leads a sane person to regret. We, as God’s children, aren’t to live in fear or to make decisions based upon it. God has given us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. 
Scripture taken from: Matthew 2:16-17

I Timothy 1:7