Faith and Boldness!
“In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.” Ephesians 3:12
Faith in God brings boldness. By faith, it implies that we believe in the existence and saving capacity of God. Sin is the only thing that hides people from their glory, and it usually makes men lose their place and boldness in the presence of God. Every person who comes into Christ receives their salvation, and every salvation is preceded by faith.
People must believe with their heart before the confession is made with the mouth. In order words, everyone in Christ has the spirit of boldness. I mean, we gave our life to Christ already, there’s no reason for us to fear anymore. Paul’s note to the people of Ephesus was to encourage them to continue in the Lord with faith. Certain people believed that only the Jewish believers belong to the church, and because of this, they do not have any regard for the gentiles.
A specific member of the Jew was against Paul because he preached salvation as a gift through grace and faith in God, which is not by work. He emphasized the message of faith as the means to salvation and majorly to live with confidence and boldness. And this is one of the blessings of salvation; that we do not have fear in us like ‘the world’ does. We live by faith and confidence in God as He shows us a beautiful and glorious ending in Him.
Therefore, as we continue in the kingdom and Christian race, be assured that your success in Christ is certain. Never be scared of any challenges of life because Jesus has conquered the world (John 16:33). Live in boldness and confidence by faith in Christ.
Lord, I thank you for your grace upon my life. I ask for more grace to trust and have more faith in you so that I can live my days with confidence and boldness in you.