The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
I. OUR GREAT DANGER.
1. For the fear of man is more general than we are aware of.
2. To all who yield to its influence it brings a fatal snare.
II. ITS PROPER AND ONLY EFFECTUAL ANTIDOTE. Regard for God Himself. We should trust Him for support, happiness, recompense. Improvement:
1. A word of caution.
2. Of encouragement.
(S. Simeon, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.