“The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” (Proverbs 29:25).
When the preacher talks about fear in this verse, he is talking about the fear that comes when we find ourselves in a situation where we are intimidated—that is, where we feel if we do what is right, we will be embarrassed or find ourselves in an awkward position.
In such situations, he says we should always trust in the Lord and not fear other people. We should make the decision to do what is right, regardless of the consequences.
In other words, we should never allow our perceived estimation of the power of another person cause us to compromise our integrity and yield to pressure to conform or to do wrong. We have the promises of the Lord with us at all times.