Faith Cancels the Fear of Man

874484963a9e47361a79120b2ae01e30“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict” (Heb. 11:23). The writer cites the faith of Moses’ parents. They showed their faith when they hid Moses from the Egyptians. The king of Egypt, Pharaoh, commanded that all male sons of the Hebrews shall be cast into the Nile river (Ex. 1:22). But when Moses was born, his parents did not obey this decree.

Paraphrasing Exodus 2:2, the writer describes their faith in these words—“they were not afraid.” He gives the reason why the parents hid Moses. They were not afraid of the king’s decree. That is the same mark of Moses’ faith. “By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible” (Heb. 11:27).

That is an attitude of faith. Faith cancels the fear of man. If you trust God, you will not be afraid of other people. You will be fearless of what they say and do.

One day, the High Priest in Jerusalem commanded the apostles to stop teaching about Jesus to the people. But Peter and the apostles were fearless. They said, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). So they continued to preach the Gospel to the people.

That is the way of faith. Faith consists of the fearlessness of men.

Are you trusting Christ and following Him today? Don’t be afraid of what your friends or co-workers might say. Don’t be afraid of what people will say and do to you. Do what God wants you to do. Trust God without fear of man.

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