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The Fear of Man Brings a Snare

June 24, 2017

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The Fear of Man Brings a Snare

Proverbs 29:25

The fear  of man   brings  a snare,    
But  he who trusts  in the LORD  will be exalted.

In today’s world,   political correctness  is pushed  upon our society violently.     People threaten lawsuits  for the silliest reasons  and make claims  that are far beyond the truth.     Such far-fetched political correctness  has instilled fear  in many people.

When no wrong was intended,  an accuser  hatefully claims  all sorts of prejudice  and discrimination.     When a Christian lives  according to God’s word,  claims of discrimination are made.

When Proverbs says “The fear  of man  brings a snare,”  we can think  of all sorts  of instances,  when fear has led people  away from God’s truths.     Instead of standing up  for the right to life,   marriage and the family unit  as God set it up,  the truths  of creation,  the message  of salvation  in Jesus Christ alone,  and many other such issues,  Christians often remain silent  because of their fears.     God does not want us  to remain silent  about any  of His truths.

God’s word  is an open book  intended to lead everyone  in this sinful world  to salvation.     Therefore,  the truths of God are to be  lived by every believer  without fear — even in the midst  of this very sinful world.     Instead of being afraid  of another person’s opinion,  we are to trust  in the LORD  and faithfully live  according to God’s word.

We know  God is the final Judge  over everyone,  so it should be obvious  that obeying His word  is of much greater importance  than fearing  the world’s desires  to mold us  into their puppets.     God has promised  to exalt everyone  who obeys the truth  by trusting the LORD.     That promise  holds more joy  than anything  we can imagine  on this earth.     It pays  to be strong  in the truth.

We will never be sorry  for living  in God’s truths  —  but,  we will have many sorrows,  if we let the world  influence our good judgment  with its threats  and belligerent  attitudes.

Living  in God’s truths  we have peace  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your ways  are so good  and right,  pure and holy.     They bring joy  to everyone.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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