Good morning. We’re going to talk today about confidence, it’s a great thing. Not being a con man; you know, that is where the term con man comes from: confidence man, somebody that gets your confidence and then steals a lot of stuff from you. And we are used to being around people that are confident, and some people who are very confident are just braggarts and they have no basis for their confidence. They’re just sort of cocky and self-confident, but there is really nothing behind it. Whereas our confidence is based on God’s ability to provide for us. So it is a real, real confidence, its not a fake one. Yet, we can easily get talked out of it and that is why we need to read the scriptures about staying confident, because we need to continue to be confident in God, because of what He has promised and what He does, no matter what things look like around us. So, very important. Let’s start in Psalms 27…
As taught by Bruce Mahone 20191215. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes.
Psalms 27:1-8 In this will I be confident (vs. 3)
Psalms 118:1-9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man (vs. 8) or princes (vs. 9)
Proverbs 3:13-26 The Lord shall be thy confidence (vs 26) and shall keep thy foot from being taken (caught)
Proverbs 14:26-27 In the fear (reverence) of the Lord is strong confidence
Isaiah 30:1-17 In quietness and confidence shall be your strength (vs. 15)
Isaiah 36:1-10 What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? (vs. 4)
Acts 28:30-31 Teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence (confident access) by the faith of him. Or: we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Philippians 1:1-6 Being confident that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (vs. 6)
Philippians 3 We are the circumcision, which have no confidence in the flesh (vss 3-4)
Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great reward.
I John 3:18-24 If our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God (vs. 21)
I John 5:13-15 This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us (vs. 14).