The fear of mankind is a snare,
but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected. Proverbs 29:25
A snare or a trap is something that can be fatal, and the word “fear” that is used here literally means “sheer terror”. So what then is Solomon telling us here? He is telling us that a wise person does not fear mortal man, and that the only one to fear, respect or stand in awe of is the Lord because he is able to both protect and destroy.
Today’s Bible Readings:
Leviticus 19:1-20:21, Mark 8:11-38, Psalm 42:1-11 and Proverbs 10:17