“Let That Percolate” ( Proverbs 29: 25, KJV ) by Carley Evans

God the Holy Spirit warns us that “the fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”

A snare is “a contrivance often consisting of a noose for entangling birds or mammals; something by which one is entangled, involved in difficulties, or impeded, or something deceptively attractive” according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. How is it that fear leads to entanglement, difficulty, impedance? Let that percolate.
Safe is defined as being “free from harm or risk; secure from threat of danger, harm, or loss; or affording security from danger, risk, or difficulty.” How is it that trust in God leads to freedom from risk, loss, danger, injury, harm and results in security and safety? Let that percolate.
Fear is “to have a reverential awe of, to be afraid of : expect with alarm; or to be afraid or apprehensive.” The Holy Spirit warns us not to have “a reverential awe of” man; He tells us not to anticipate with alarm what man might do; He encourages us not to “be afraid or apprehensive” in regards to mankind’s actions. Rather, we are to put our trust in the Lord. Let that percolate.
Trust “is an assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; is one in which confidence is placed, is dependence on something future” i.e. hope. The Holy Spirit engages us to trust fully in the Lord God, our maker. As we rely on the character, ability, strength, and truth of God; we are truly safe.
You can stop percolating now.
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9 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks so much, Uncle Tree and Bonnie D. God bless!

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thank you, Debbie. Glory be to God.

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thank you so much, M.T.

  4. freedomborn says:

    Hi Carly, I really appreciated your message it’s one we all need to take to heart,
    fear is not a sin, like anger unless it causes us to sin. The Scripture that speaks to my heart and keeps my focus on the Lord is…

    1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.

    Thank you Carly – Christian Love Anne.

    1. lambskinny says:

      You’re welcome, Anne — Thanks so much for your wonderful comment! And yes, it is not that we love Him; it’s that He loves us! Carley

  5. lambskinny says:

    Thank you so much, Jeff.

  6. freedomborn says:

    Hi Carly thanks for appreciating my sharing of God’s Truth, I was going to explain further about fear and anger but I have been told my comments are too long, but perhaps I need to do as God leads me to so there isn’t any confusion. What I was going to share was as the Scriptures tells us when we are taking about the fear and anger that worldly man has, it is different from the fear of the Lord or Righteous anger the same as worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow, one brings us to repentance the other doesn’t. People sadly will use anything to cover their own sin, even pulling someone else down and slandering them, you probably have seen this before, it happens a lot, sadly when I first started Blogging a person accused one of the writers of doing wrong, it was never resolved at least with posting but perhaps they realised they were in error and asked forgiveness I least I hope they have had the opportunity to do so…..

    Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

    This is why I hold onto God’s promise, He will vindicate His own but also I try to have compassion and understanding because I believe sometimes people accuse and hurt others because they are hurting and of course they hurt themselves too, it seems they have never resolved their grief and pain with the Lord which they have suffered for what ever reason but we let God be the judge when it comes to weaknesses and shortcomings, and we just try to focus on their strengths.

    Thank you again Carly I hope I haven’t rambled on too long , do you have my
    e-mail address, let me know, I’m willing to help if needed when there is confusion, it’s better then any of us being trapped in deception.

    Christian Love Anne.

  7. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Anne. Hopefully we are not trapped in deception, but made free in truth. God bless, Carley

  8. freedomborn says:

    Hi Carley, so True but even if we were Trapped, Jesus said the Truth will set us free and He is The Truth and Teaches us the Truth… How good is that!

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the Truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the Family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

    Christian Love Anne.

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