Who's Your Master?

February 19, 2023 Speaker: Eric Bancroft Series: Galatians

Passage: Galatians 1:10

Proverbs 29:25 - “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.”

There are two ways you can live your life:

  1. You can live for the approval of others (Gal 1:10a)
  2. You can live for the approval of God (Gal 1:10b)

Possible symptoms of the fear of man:

  • Discouragement
  • Lack of peace
  • Ungratefulness
  • Anxiety
  • Envy
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Insincere behavior
  • Fickle
  • Insecure
  • People-pleasing
  • Check your social media all the time for comments, likes, etc.
  • Discontentment

Possible areas to address within your heart:

  • Incorrect view of the sovereignty of God
  • Incorrect view of self
  • Fear of others
  • Lack of understanding of Scripture
  • Lack of love for others
  • Self-image
  • Pride
  • Others’ opinions
  • Control
  • Envy

Recommended Resource: “When People are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man” by Ed Welch

“Fear in the biblical sense…includes being afraid of someone, but it extends to holding someone in awe, being controlled or mastered by people, worshipping other people, putting your trust in people, or needing people.” (Ed Welch)