4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell.[a] Yes, I tell you, fear him!
When you fear people you usually start to hide things and that will lead to hypocrisy. If you don't confess Christ openly and don't depend on the Holy Spirit, that will silence your witness. When God is the only one you fear, and no one else, then you can boldly witness for Christ! You are important to God and precious in His sight, so don't fear what others can say or do.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Samuel 25-26; Luke 12:32-59