The Fetters Of Fear

The game of blind-man's-bluff is a very old one, and, metaphorically, a very common one. The game was first to bind the eyes of one, then say, "Catch me." Of course it is easy to escape from the hands of one who is blindfolded. If men can only get the preacher afraid to offend them they have succeeded in binding up his eyes, and can afford to smile at his vain attempt to catch them. It is sad to see ministers in the pulpit every Sunday playing at blind-man's-bluff. "The fear of man bringeth a snare" (Pro_29:25).