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A Snare

October 25, 2018


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.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


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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