“Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.” (3:12)
Are you bold in your faith? I think that question gets a lot of people squirming. “Oh no!” She is going to tell me I have to be confrontational; go to street corners yelling at passerbyers the four spiritual laws!” 😖
No,…I’m not…so relax.
However, it is a good question to ask yourself. Because…if you know that you aren’t bold in your faith…you need to look at the first part of that statement…. “since we have such hope.” Do you truly have that hope that Paul is talking about; the hope and trust in the unfading glory of the ministry of the Spirit? (3:8)
Can’t the referee of Paul’s statement be true, if you truly have that hope, you will be bold?
This is a good time to self reflect…
Are there doubts lingering in your mind regarding certain issues that keep you from fully embracing the whole Bible? If so, that will affect the hope you have and ….rightly so….make you less bold in sharing your faith.
So, how do we get more faith?
“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” (10:17)
I am so glad you are reading daily with me! What better way to learn and know what you believe?! You are preparing yourself to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope you have (1 Peter 3:15).
In regards to those areas that you grapple with…pray like the disciples did….“Lord, increase my faith!” (Luke 17:5) Therefore, isn’t the logical conclusion….increase your reading?!
Look into those matters that confuse you. The answers are in the Bible, you just need to read in order to find them!🤓