Psalm 118:6–9 NKJV
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? 7 The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me. 8 It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man. 9 It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in princes.
2 Timothy 1:6-7 NKJV
Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
1. FEAR OF MAN
Proverbs 29:25 NKJV
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.
Proverbs 29:25 Message
The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.
2. IT SNARES YOU TO MAN
John 12:42-43 NASB
Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.
2 Peter 2:19
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
Matthew 26:73–75 NKJV
And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.”
74 Then he began to curse and swear, saying, “I do not know the Man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.
3. FREE TO BE YOU
1 Samuel 10:6 NAS
Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you mightily, and you shall prophesy with them and be changed into another man.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.