“Be Bold! Fear Not!”

February 23, 2018

“Be Bold! Fear Not!”

Blessings folk!

Saul and the army of Israel were terrified on a daily basis by Goliath.
Yet, no one would confront him.
No one would confront the giant.
No one would confront the blasphemer of God.



We see it today.

“Church leadership” literally shake in their porculent skins at the smallest of “giants”.
“What will people say?”
“What will people think?”
“Disturb nothing!”

We see it in the world.

It became known yesterday that the “resource officer” (what a misnomer!) at the latest school shooting literally stood outside the school door and did nothing.

While seventeen died.

When asked what he should have done, the sheriff stated something along the line that “he should have entered, he should have engaged the shooter, he should have killed the shooter.”

Israel should have done likewise.
Yet, they did not.
Because their leader, Saul, cowered in fear.

But, fear not.
The Lord was already raising up one after His own heart.
Remember, David had already been anointed as King.
Remember, Saul had already had the kingdom taken from him, though he still was king for a number of years.

This is the difference.
Saul was consumed with fear and defensiveness because the Lord was not with him.
David, as we have seen and will see, was bold in the Lord, because the Lord was with him.

Humm…wonder how that applies today?

Be bold in the Lord!

Psa 138:3
On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.

Paul is an example.
Even though he was imprisoned…

Phl 1:14
And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment,
are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

2Co 3:12
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,