Proverbs 29:22-25 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
The word fear in the Bible often refers to having reverence or respect for something or someone. It is you believing in and giving honor to what you trust. For example, if you would say, “I fear that is true,” the message you would convey is, “I believe that is true.” In today’s passage, that is how the word fear is used. What a man trusts in will be his snare in life.
Some people put their trust in money. They want money so badly that they spend their entire life doing whatever it takes trying to earn it. Sadly, it never seems there is enough money for them to be satisfied. The more wealth they get, the more they feel they need. Finally, toward the end of their life, when years of labor has helped them gain some practical wisdom, they often find out, all that work, all those hours of toil for wealth, never brought them real happiness.
Some people want to be famous. They go to great lengths trying to get people’s attention. When, and if people finally do begin to clamor around them, then they spend huge amounts of time and money trying to gain back just a little bit of privacy. They go to great lengths to hide from the very same people they wanted to notice them just a short time ago.
Getting what we want is not always getting what we need. However, they who puts their trust in God, always find a sweet safe place to live. Not just for a few years here on earth, but for eternity.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Money is not evil unless it controls your life. Being popular is not wrong if God has directed it to be so. However, the only place we should ever place our trust, is in Jesus. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith.
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2 Corinthians 8 – 13 / Proverbs 29:22-25
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