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Bold As The Lion
Lions are called the King of
Beasts and are noted for their grace
and power. They fear no other beasts and walk with confidence and boldness. The
Bible speaks of lions in various ways, often referring to the righteous, but
Proverbs 30:29, 30 "There are three things which go well,
yea, four are comely in going: A lion which is strongest among beasts, and
turneth not away for any;"
28:1 " The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as
Amos 3:8 "The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The
Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?"
A lions roar can be heard by
humans up to 9 km or 5.6 miles away. It’s a warning before he goes to hunt in
the evening, after a successful hunt, and again in the morning.
Peter said this:
1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
It is no wonder Peter said to be vigilant.
The devil makes enough noise, "roaring", we should "hear"
him coming if we are indeed being vigilant. We’ll understand the way he
"hunts and stalks" and won’t be consumed by him. We’ve been
forewarned, but how many take the warning seriously and are really prepared?
As believers we are to fear
nothing, because our help comes from Christ who promises to sustain and protect
us. We are to have the boldness and confidence that comes through faith and
trust in Him. We are not to be afraid.
Ephesians 3:12 "In whom we have boldness and access
with confidence by the faith of him."
Psalm 56:3,4 "What time I am afraid, I will trust in
thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not
fear what flesh can do unto me."
Psalm 56:11 "In God have I put my trust: I will not be
afraid what man can do unto me."
1 John 4:4 "Ye are of God, little children, and have
overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the
We are not to fear
circumstances, other people, future needs or the anticipation of future
calamities, or any other thing. Fear does not come from God; therefore it must
be dealt with accordingly.
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and a sound mind."
1 John 4:17,18 "Herein is our love made perfect, that
we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in
this world. 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."
6:34 "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take
thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil
There is only One whom we
should fear. There is only One that can sustain us and provide what we
Matthew 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but
are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy
both soul and body in hell."
Psalm 25: 12-15 " What man is he that feareth the Lord? him
shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease;
and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord is with them that
fear Him; and He will shew them His covenant. Mine eyes are ever toward the
Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net."
31:24 " Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord."
Psalm 34:4 " I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and
delivered me from all my fears."
Psalm 33:18 " Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that
fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy;"
Psalm 27:1 " The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be
Psalm 27:14 " Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he
shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."
Philippians 4:13 " I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me."
Thirst (def.) - a
craving for water. Lions must have
regular access to water and often take fifteen minutes to quench their thirst.
How much more do we need to spend time with God in order to quench "our
thirst" and walk with "boldness" and trust in Him? How much more
to claim deliverance if we face any fear?
Psalm 63:1 "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek
thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and
thirsty land, where no water is;
Psalm 63:5-8 "My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and
fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee
upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been
my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth
hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me."
John 6:35 "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall
And ultimately, each believer can claim the following with
boldness and anticipation.
Rev 7:16,17 "They shall hunger no more, neither thirst
any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which
is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living
fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
Ephesians 6:10,11 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the
Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye
may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
" My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory:
the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before
God is a refuge for us.
All scripture quotes from the Authorized King James Version.
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