Fear of man is a snare

October 2nd, 2012

The Bible says in Proverbs 29:25?”Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.”

Fear of people can hamper everything you try to do. In extreme forms, it can make you afraid to leave your home, to speak in front of other people or to do the things we know God want us to do.

By contrast, the fear of God—which is not so much being afraid, it is having a deep respect, reverence, and trust—is very liberating.

Why would we fear people who can do us no eternal harm? Luke 12:4 reminds us of this, “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.”

Instead, as Christians we should trust the eternal God who can turn the harm intended by others into good for those who look to Him.

If you have a fear of man that is a snare to you at times, I would encourage you to look to God today. Trust Him with today and trust Him with your future. He promises to keep you safe.

God Bless,
Dave