Monday, August 4, 2008


I am convinced that the devil and his bunch don't draw back from God and His power. Rather they draw back when they see God's children standing in confidence. I mean, really, they were with God in heaven, and they rebelled. I don't think they think enough of God to be worried about Him. And they surely believe that they are winning.

Anyway, David says a lot about confidence in Psalm 27:1-3. Verse one, the foundation of confidence; verse two, the need for confidence, and verse 3, the exercise of confidence. Verse 2 clearly says that our enemies stumble and fall when they see our confidence in God. And verse 3 says, when they do come against us, we are not afraid. The Hebrew says, "In spite of this, I will be confident."

Me, too. Confidence is a wonderful thing, and we have a wonderful foundation for being confident. "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?" The Lord is the strength of my life, in whom shall I be afraid." Sounds like Paul in Romans, "What shall separate us?"

Hebrews 10:38, "if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him." Well, let's not draw back, but move forward in confidence. Come on, you can do it. I will stand with you and you stand with me!