The life of a disciple of Jesus Christ can be complex at times. The Bible tells us we should trust God in all matters. It says we can approach the throne of God in confidence with our petitions. And yet it also says to fear God. Trust, confidence and fear: Not always easy to reconcile all three of those, yet this is the life we are called to as believers, particularly in a world that increasingly hates God and we who are disciples of Jesus.
Dave Wager of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute joins Mike and Crash to discuss this complex set of values believers are called to embrace.
Proverbs 3:5-7 ESV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Hebrews 4:16 ESV
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”