Boldness is on the foundation of faith and as an instrument to obedience. Time and time again, we see that boldness is possible because we have an unmovable hope in Christ who is with us always.
Whether we are in the tension of making a bold move relationally with a family member or friend, physically from one place to another, financially in our career choices, they should always be a spiritually bold move, grounded in the fear not of man, but of the God of man.
2 Corinthians 3:12
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold…
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing is impossible for you.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
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