Today's Verse: Proverbs 29:25

Monday, March 14, 2005

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
— Proverbs 29:25

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Jesus told us not to fear other human opponents (Luke 12:4-5). When we try to please others, when we fear what others may say or do to us, we place ourselves in a position of great vulnerability. Our lives no longer remain our own. We become captive to what others think, want, or threaten. We are only to trust the Lord and reverence him. Actively placing our faith in the Lord crowds fear out of our hearts. As we deliberately put our faith in the Lord, God becomes our security, both now and forevermore.

Video Commentary...

We've included Phil's ToGather video from four years ago as an added blessing to our verse today:

My Prayer...

Please keep me safe, O Lord, from those who oppose me and would do me harm. Make my life a holy praise to honor you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Proverbs 29:25 — Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.