Posts Tagged ‘boldness’

It was James & John’s zeal for the Lord that caused them to suggest calling down fire from heaven (Luke 9:54).

It was Peter’s passion for Jesus that caused him to swing the sword in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt 26:51).

It was Saul’s fervor for the things of God that caused him to persecute the followers of Jesus (Acts 8:3).

But in each instance, these faithful men found themselves out of step with God’s will.

Indeed, there is a way that seems right to a man, but it ultimately leads to death (Prov. 14:12).

In these perilous times, boldness is not the critical issue.

We need to be praying for discernment.

We desperately need to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church (Rev. 2).

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In times of turmoil there is often a renewed cry for “boldness” within the church, but what that means isn’t always clear.  I would submit that instead of boldly proclaiming the gospel, we need to be boldly living it; and instead of boldly standing for Christ, we ought to be boldly standing in Him.  After all, it is Christ “in us” that is the hope of glory.


We have no hope of convincing the world of the truth of our principles if we ourselves don’t believe in them enough to live by them.


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