A few observations from the text this morning:
1. The fear of man produces hypocrisy. Whose opinion do you value more? Man’s or God’s? Valuing man’s opinion over God is what it means to fear man.
2. The fear of God produces freedom. The person who fears God is freed from the fear of man.
3. The fear of God produces action. The fear of God creates a boldness to proclaim the good news.