Solomon wrote that “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1). Solomon probably had a battle in mind but this wisdom holds true for us today.
Christians have been given a spirit of “power, and of love, and of a sound mind” because of our faith in God (2 Tim. 1:5-7). And, also knowing that Jesus promised to never forsake us, we can, as the apostle Paul did, declare with boldness that “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Heb. 13:5-6).
Those living in sin have no such strength. When Jesus returns, they will be as the demons who “tremble” at the knowledge of God (James 2:19). While the righteous say “come, Lord Jesus” (Rev. 22:20) the wicked will be saying to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb” (Rev. 6:16).
The world needs the word of God and needs us to proclaim it to them. Use that boldness given to us by our Heavenly Father to preach the word at every opportunity.
In Christ, Steve Preston
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