The term “fear of man” refers to fearing what others think of you. “Shy,” “self-conscious,” or “people pleasing” are other ways that people often speak about the concern for what others are thinking or saying about them. Many people live their lives seeking recognition and/or praise from others. This is “fear of man.” The following study will help you to identify how God wants you to perceive the opinions of others.
- Before you begin this study, pause and bow before the throne of God, asking Him to illuminate your eyes, revealing to you wondrous things from His Word (Ps 119:18).
- Next, locate and read the following passages, noting the answer to the question: “How does God want me to view the opinions of others?”
- Finally answer the question at the bottom of the page.
I Thess 2:4
“What changes do I need to make in the area of fearing what others think of me?”