Fear God or People?

We stand at the crossroads between fear of others and fear of God.  The road leading to the fear of man may be expressed in terms of favoritism, wanting others to think well of you, fearing exposure by them, or being overwhelmed by their perceived physical power.  When these fears are not combated with the fear of the Lord, the consequences can be devastating.  But when God is given his rightful place in our lives, old bonds can be shattered.

“Fear” in the biblical sense…includes being afraid of someone, but it extends to holding someone in awe, being controlled or mastered by people, worshipping other people, putting your trust in people, or needing people.

 Edward T. Welch (When People are Big and God is Small)

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About John
A follower of Christ and sinner who needs his grace everyday.

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