The fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. NIV
I think it is interesting that two of the verses that I’ve found this month in Proverbs both talk about “snares.” I like the way The Message translates this verse, “The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.” MSG
I love that it says that worrying about what other people think is disabling, which is absolutely true; and I also love that it says that trusting God protects you from the trap of worrying about what other people think.
I don’t think I’d ever looked at it that way, and, I find, that’s a pretty powerful concept. Today, I will take hold of that protection. I will wrap myself in trust and walk confidently forward.
That’s what I will think about today.