The Righteous Are Bold

“…the righteous are bold…” - Proverbs 28:1


I love this verse more every time I read it and I always have to ask myself the question, “Why are the righteous bold?”


Those who know the Lord, who are serving the Lord as best they know, those who love the Lord - the righteous… “are bold”.  They are not proud, or boastful.  They are not pompous, or assuming, they “are bold”!  Why?


I don’t know about you, but I am not always thinking to myself, “I am bold.  I am bold!  Praise the Lord – I am bold!”



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


Regardless of whether I understand it completely, or not, if we are going to make a difference in this world that so desperately needs the Saviour – we need to be bold for the Gospel of Christ – as bold as a lion!


Less of me – more of Him!


Maybe sometimes we know why and how we can be so bold.  Other times we really wonder, “What is wrong with me?”  At times like this we can think like the Apostle Paul, “Praying… that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,” (Ephesians 6.18 & 19).  Because, at the end of the day we do want to be living right, and we do want to be bold for gospel of Christ!


Run with patience,