KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 28:1 KJV “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”.
We have learnt in our earlier discussions that courage is inevitable for a victorious life. The question is, how does one walk courageously in the face of threatening situations? Courage is a function of righteousness. Our key scripture states that Proverbs 28:1 KJV “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”. Walking in sin makes one morally week and cannot have the inner strength to face danger. A life yielded to God would not be shaken in the midst of danger. The righteous are bold because they stand on the sure promises of scripture.
In Daniel 6 we learn about how Daniel was never moved about the threats of being thrown into the lion’s den, if he should pray to any other God for only 30 days. He was an upright man and so had his confidence in God. One is only vulnerable to satanic destruction if he or she walks in disobedience to God. If God be for us who can be against us, or if a man lives to please God, He (God) would always be for him Rom 8:31. Secret sins would expose your weakness in the day of trial. 1Jn 4:18 KJV” There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love”. Your strength in the day of trouble depends on your love for God.
The next point to look at concerning living in courage is to trust God for simple issues. Your courage grows as you encounter the faithfulness of God from time to time. David testified that He killed, the bear, and the lion, so Goliath would not mean anything to him. He trusted God to conquer simpler issues, and so, was ready for a more terrible one. Practice the word or put the word to the test and see God win for you . You would be very ready to face and overcome more life-threatening situations. God is faithful and would always honour everyone who trust him. Romans 10:11–13
I walk uprightly at all times. I am therefore very bold and courageous, because I know God is on my side, and who can therefore be against me. Nothing can overwhelm me. In the name of Jesus every situation submits.
Romans 10:12 & 13 KJV “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Isaiah 8:12 &13 KJV Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.