The “Fear of Man”...A Self-Check

The fear of man bringeth a snare (trap) (Prov. 29:25).

Below you will find a list of questions that will help you assess your “fear of man” quotient. Ask God to speak to you as you ponder and answer these questions honestly.

The “Fear of God” is the only antidote for the fear of man. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Ps. 27:1).  James Foster exhorts, “Cultivate a supreme reverence for God. These two—fear of man and fear of God—are absolutely inconsistent, and cannot subsist together.”

Harold Vaughan
September 2015


"The Fear of Man"—Blog Article by Harold Vaughan

"The Fear of Man"—Audio Message by Bill McLeod....CLICK HERE and then select Bill McLeod from the Select a Speaker drop-down list on the right.

"The Fear of Man"—Video Message by Del Fehsenfeld

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  1. Thank you, Harold! As I read your article, God brought to mind many ways and specific instances in which I have feared man...many years ago, and just this morning...I am earnestly asking for His help to replace fear of man with fear of Him. Thank you for taking the time to write and share what God has put on your heart. I am so grateful that He doesn't leave us where we are!

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  2. thank you for this check list. It gives us something to pray about and sometimes to ask forgiveness.
    In Christ

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