Fear of Man

Fear of man is the anxiety of being rejected. It is when we strive to gain favor and acceptance from others and  what others think of us. Fear of man is a self-serving and self-exalting pride which robs the glory that is God’s alone. Guile and envy often accompany this sin. Contrary to fear of man are humility, fear of God, goodness, kindness and love.

FEAR of MAN in the heart says things such as: “I am more concerned with that others think of me than doing what god says is right.” “I want to please people so they like me.” “I want recognition and attention from others.”

Bible Verse

“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:25‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Does this sound as if I am trying to win human approval? No indeed! What I want is God’s approval! Am I trying to be popular with people? If I were still trying to do so, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Slaves, obey your human masters in all things, not only when they are watching you because you want to gain their approval; but do it with a sincere heart because of your reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. Remember that the Lord will give you as a reward what he has kept for his people. For Christ is the real Master you serve.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:22-24‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Our appeal to you is not based on error or impure motives, nor do we try to trick anyone. Instead, we always speak as God wants us to, because he has judged us worthy to be entrusted with the Good News. We do not try to please people, but to please God, who tests our motives. You know very well that we did not come to you with flattering talk, nor did we use words to cover up greed—God is our witness! We did not try to get praise from anyone, either from you or from others,”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:3-6‬ ‭

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