Fear of Man
"And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the
Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee."(Deuteronomy 28:10)
Then we can have no reason to be afraid of them. This would show a mean spirit and be a
token of unbelief rather than of faith. God can make us so like Himself that men shall be
forced to see that we rightly bear His name and truly belong to the holy Jehovah. Oh, that
we may obtain this grace which the Lord waits to bestow!
Be assured that ungodly men have a fear of true saints. They hate them, but they also fear
them. Haman trembled because of Mordecai, even when he sought the good man's destruction.
In fact, their hate often arises out of a dread which they are too proud to confess. Let
us pursue the path of truth and uprightness without the slightest tremor. Fear is not for
us but for those who do ill and fight against the Lord of hosts. If indeed the name of the
eternal God is named upon us, we are secure; for, as of old, a Roman had but to say
Romanus sum, I am a Roman, and he could claim the protection of all the legions of the
vast empire; so every one who is a man of God has omnipotence as his guardian, and God
will sooner empty heaven of angels than leave a saint without defense. Be braver than
lions for the right, for God is with you.