Be Bold!

June 7, 2010

The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1

“BOLD”–adjective: Fearless and daring; courageous.

Boldness is not an appeal to our own personality and doesn’t emanate from our humanity. The apostle Paul told Timothy to be strong in the grace that is Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 2:1). Joshua Chapter 1 says four times, “Only be strong and very courageous.” Boldness is not a suggestion: it’s a commandment!

Righteousness will make you bold! When you are moving in sin, it hampers your confidence, causing you to be insecure. But when you are filled with the awareness that you are made right with God, you become bold, knowing that the worst condition of your life—sin—has been resolved!

Courage. Have you ever seen a zombie movie? The goal is to avoid becoming one. Instead of responding to crisis or challenge by entering denial or becoming numb and paralyzed with fear, we are called to respond proactively with boldness. When David faced Goliath, the entire Israelite army, including King Saul, had become numb with fear. But David, drawing on past breakthroughs where he had seen God’s faithfulness, chose to boldly face the impossible and watch God turn things around!

You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. 1 Samuel 17:45

Trust. “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You” (Psalm 56:3). True boldness is not baseless optimism or a loud personality; it is a courageous faith that God will come through for you every time!

“Go at it boldly and you’ll find unexpected forces closing around you and coming to your aid.” –Basil King, author

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff

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