The fear of social rejection or persecution deters some people from receiving Christ as Savior. Often, unbelievers will not confess Christ because they are more concerned with their status among their peers than doing God's will.
In biblical times, these were the Pharisees whose love of position and the esteem of others blinded them, "for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God." --they still exist today.
TKK: All are invited to participate in this study of Ecclesiaticus. I use the Douay Rheims version of the bible because it was the version the Lord arranged for me to have when I first met Him (before I knew there were other versions). After I came to trust Him, He switched me to the KJV...because of the church I was later indoctrinated into, I learned to read other versions as well.
I'm telling you upfront that I don't know where God will lead this study to (I have been wanting to discuss Wisdom Scripture for about two weeks now)...but I invite Him here and now to take it to wherever it pleases Him to go.
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