Scripture –

Proverbs 29:25 – The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

Observation –

Do not fear man for you are only setting a trap for yourself. Trust in the Lord and be sure you will abide in his safety.

Application

I need to fear God not man or anything man has constructed.  Fear and manipulation of fear is gripping our country and the world today.  Satan is clever how he can use fear to disguise a choice that will hurt us.  Pastor Tony Evans has said that fear freezes and faith moves.  So I have a choice to be paralyzed in fear of place my faith and trust in God and fear Him.  My/our mission to fulfill the great commission remains the same and there are many who are fearful who need the Good News.  Jesus gives a strong warning on fear in Luke 12:4-5, “I tell you my friends, do not fear those who kill the body and after have nothing more they can do.  But I will warn you whom to fear:  fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell!  Yes, I tell you, fear him!”

 

Prayer –

Father,

Thank you for the truth in your word.  Let the power of the Holy Spirit guide me to trust you and not fear man.  Give me the right actions to do and say that I may lead others to know you and give you glory you deserve.