Tuesday, April 28, 2020

As Bold As A Lion

"The wicked flee when no man pursues them, but the (uncompromisingly) righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:1

Why do the wicked flee for no reason?

In Lev. 26: 36, 37 it describes this running away for no reason.

"As for those who are left of you,
 I will send dejection
(lack of courage, a faintness)
into their hearts in the lands
of their enemies;
 the sound of a driven leaf
 shall put them to
 hasty and tumultuous flight,
and they shall flee
as if from the sword,
and fall when no
one pursues them. 
They shall stumble over
one another
as if to escape a sword when
no one pursues them;
 and you shall have no power to
stand before your enemies."

If you go back and read the reasons for their running, you will see that they placed more confidence in their own thinking, than in the heart and purposes of the Lion of Judah.

When you have forsaken the source of your spiritual strength, you forfeit the strength of spiritual authority and fearless becomes fear-full.  A change of nature takes place; the warrior becomes the weakling, the king of the forrest becomes the coward of the wilderness.

When they were in need, they leaned upon their own strength, instead of placing their confidence in Him, and this will produce in a life: running instead of resting, trying instead of trusting, wondering instead of praying. 

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
~C.S. Lewis

Cowardice asks the question: “Is it safe?” Consensus asks the question: “Is it popular?” Courage asks the question: “Is it right?”~Roy Rogers

The fear of the Lord tends to take away all other fears. …This is the secret of Christian courage and boldness.~Sinclair B. Ferguson

1 comment:

  1. Valor!
    valor [val-er]  
    val·or   [val-er] Show IPA
    boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery: a medal for valor.
    Also, especially British , val·our.