Proverbs 29:25 says, “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.” The fear of man is a Biblical category which every Christian deals with. Therefore we should all seek to understand what it is and identify it in our lives. The fear of Man manifests itself in many ways, and often in ways we may not realize. When we fear man, we are not fearing the Lord.
In, When People Are Big And God Is Small, counselor Ed Welch helps unpack what the fear of man is and the many ways it is manifested in our lives. Peer-pressure, over commitment, neediness, co-dependency, jealousy and second-guessing decisions are all ways the fear of man manifests itself. Everyone at CBC would benefit from reading this book.