The fear of man…

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Podcast highlights:

  • In time spent with the Lord, He often gives a Word for our current situation, wherein we rejoice (and rightly so)!
  • Other times, the Word He gives us stands out to us, but for no particular reason in that moment.
  • It is in those times, we want to tuck that Word in our hearts, because Jesus us prepping us for an upcoming test.

Scripture references

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Romans 12:18

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Proverbs 21:1

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.

2 Timothy 2:3

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

When we start to fear people over God, the people become our god.

BCUFam, the Lord is not interested in us being entrapped and staying in bondage to people because we are quiet, easy-going, non-confrontational, or just because we love the Lord. I am reminded of a person who questioned my Christianity when I did not do them a favor they felt very entitled to. Quite honestly, it wasn’t a conscious decision, The Lord just did not lead me to assist them and I told them something to that effect. My response initially caused some friction between us, but the thank the Lord, He worked things out between us.

In another situation, someone wanted to show me video clip that included vexing content. Before I could even think, my mouth firmly, but softly told the individual I was not interested in seeing what they were showing. Thankfully the person politely went on their way, and prayerfully will think twice before coming back to me with more foolishness. But if they do come back (the enemy comes back seasonally), with God’s Word and His help, I am prepared to pass the test! Amen? Amen!

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3 thoughts on “The fear of man…

    1. Christian Success Blog–how are you?

      Wonderful question, my friend! Many times our flesh wants to be loved, accepted and approved by people–and that can involve compromising God’s Word. Not only does that displease God, the people we seek approval from will demand more and more–keeping us ensnared, stressed, frazzled and feeling hopeless. Those feelings are not from God, but from the adversary who only comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).

      Because Jesus came to set us free from people-approval, once we recognize we are in bondage, we can ask Him to set us free and He will. Then we can maintain our deliverance by steeping ourselves in the Word of God and practice trusting Him, even if we are afraid of what the people may say/do. In doing so, we will see that Jesus will stand up in us when we’re are tempted to give into the fear—and we will get the victory. It’s liberating to walk in the freedom Jesus provides!

      I realize I went a bit long here—your question stirred the Holy Ghost up in me! 🙂

      Let me know your thoughts and thank you for stopping by!


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