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Fear of man is defined as an epidemic of the soul that can be characterized by peer pressure, worry, and codependency. It is the act of placing others before God in one’s life.
We all deal with this at some point in our lives — fear of man vs fear of the Lord. Whom do we want to please more? That is the million-dollar question. Whom do I fear the most, reverence, or trust, man or God? The fear of man will rob us of what God really wants for us.
Surely we want, at times, to please others; but never at the expense of serving God. Being a people pleaser is fear of man — being so afraid of being rejected by people to the point that we reject God and His word, that we put someone else’s opinion above the word of God. This hinders so many from honoring God in their lives.
So today we need to ask God to help us recognize if we truly fear man more than God, and ask Him to help us to overcome the fear of man. Let's purpose to do the will of God, the word of God, regardless of what others think. Why? Because we consider what God thinks more than what anyone else thinks.
Develop a fear of God that leads to peace and prosperity in our lives over anything and anyone else.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 @ 6:57 AM MDT
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