The Righteous Have Reason to be Bold

Bold!

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
–Proverbs 28:1

In most studies of Proverbs 28:1, USUALLY the first half of the proverb is focused on because it is memorable AND because so many KNOW of someone who is tormented by various fears which others scoff at: The wicked flee when no man pursueth…

But upon closer inspection, the second half of Proverbs 28:1 might prove to be just as memorable as the first half.

“…the righteous are bold as a lion.”

Believers KNOW that God’s Word is true.

SO, if God’s Word says the righteous are bold as a lion, THEN the righteous ARE bold as a lion.

NOW, there may be readers who say to themselves, “Hey!  I know Mr. So-and-So and he’s righteous and he’s just scared of his own shadow!  What do you have to say to that?”

Only that God’s Word is TRUE–all true, all the time. It certainly sounds like Mr. So-and-So runs away when no one is chasing him. IF Mr. So-and-So is a frightened man, then Mr. So-and-So is not righteous–REGARDLESS of what others may think; REGARDLESS of a person’s outward appearances.

Simple.

AND, of course, the righteous have every right to be bold: they have God’s protection and favor.

God: the Creator of ALL.

God: the ALL-POWERFUL.

God: the most explosive force in existence (whether one believes in Him or not).

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
–Romans 8:31

“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”
–Psalm 118:6

“So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
–Hebrews 13:6

If the wicked attempt to cast doubt on God’s Word by afflicting the believer, believers KNOW this life is only the most momentary of times which make up what is called “eternity.

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”
–2CORINTHIANS 4:17

“The righteous are bold as a lion.”

…and they have good reason to be!

Lastly, end times believers–few though they may be–have no better models on the subject than the apostles of Jesus Christ almost 2000 years ago.

“And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”
–Acts 5:40-42

DOES the reader automatically search his memory for examples where someone who he believes to be righteous is NOT ‘bold as a lion’?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 13, 2020.]

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