The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice.
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked. Proverbs 29:25-27
Dr. Martin Luther King made a decision. He would no longer fear man, but pursue righteousness even an personal peril. In his famous “I have a dream speech”, he concludes “I’m not fearin’ any man, for mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord”. Courage like that comes from deep convictions that one day we must give an account before a Holy God. When you are placed in a position of authority as a ruler, righteousness becomes a guiding principle. Fear of what others say will always be a snare.
From where do I derive my safety and convictions?
God, before You alone will I stand one day. Help me be that faithful servant and righteous leader. As this day begins, I pray I might be useful within Your kingdom. Thank you for the many blessings and ways You have said ‘yes’ to my prayers.