Thursday’s Thought

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as lions (Proverbs 28:1).

Why can the righteous be so bold? Because of the One who is their strength and shield. The righteous do not rely on their own strength and wisdom, but on the strength and wisdom of God. God is all powerful; God is all knowing and God is ever with His children.

David wrote: The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him (Psalm 28:7). The apostle Paul wrote:  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day (II Timothy 1:12).

David did not overcome Goliath by his own strength, but by the strength of God; Paul did not overcome the trials in his life by his own strength, but by the strength of God. We will no overcome the temptations in our lives by our own strength, but by the strength of God. Let us have the faith of David and Paul and let us enjoy the assurance give by the Hebrew writer: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me (Hebrews 13:5-6).

The righteous may boldly face the day, because the righteous may boldly come before God.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). The child of God does not have to fear man or Satan, because he holds a reverential fear of God. Let us be bold as lions.