The biggest struggle that most of us Christians face each day is our fear of men. We most certainly don’t want other people to ridicule us for our Christian beliefs and then suffer any consequences for holding onto these beliefs.
We desire both the praises of men and the praises of God, but there’s a problem with this type of thinking.
The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)
The Hebrew word mowqesh is translated into the English word snare. The Hebrew word picture for mowqesh suggests a noose lying on the ground waiting for an animal to step into it and be caught.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, help us American believers to reckon ourselves dead to the sin of the fear of man and alive to the righteousness of of God in Christ so that we do not allow this foul sin to reign in our mortal bodies and to obey its lusts. (Based on Romans 6:11-12)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
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