Read over this a few times and try not to be pushed to a new level of discipleship. The disciples are showing us how to live boldly for Christ. No matter what obstacles they faced, they continue on while still being civil and calm and without falling into the trap of being pushy or contentious. People flock to them. They’re showing us that we can actually be fearless and fiercely loving while not living to please others, but to please God only. Actually, they’re showing us that fierce love for others will require that we be fearless.
To boldly do what God has laid before me and rejoicing in the sufferings I endure in the name of Jesus. To not let anything stop me. Wow, I have a long way to go!
If He’s calling you to do it, He will guide you in every step. We can be bold with the message of the good news of Jesus Christ without condemning or making people feel bad about themselves, while rejoicing that God will humble us greatly in the process.
Is God calling you to be bold in something?