The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
A wicked person can be described as someone who is hostile towards God. The wicked are those who live habitually in sin. They live a life riddled with guilt and the guilt consciousness is what causes them to flee. Remember in the Garden of Eden when Adam heard God’s voice walking in the Garden in the cool of the day, Adam and Eve fled and hide themselves from God because they had become sin conscious. The wicked flee when no one is even after them because their sin consciousness robs them of peace. Sin separates mankind from God and when we are disconnected from the true source of peace we are paranoid.
- To be distrustful and obsessively anxious about something, or unreasonably suspicious of other people and their thoughts or motives.
This is the total opposite of peace which is calm and trusting. When we have peace with God we are not fearful and anxious, we know and trust that He is always with us and will take good care of us. The wicked flee because they have separated themselves from the protection of the Almighty and they are constantly afraid.
However the righteous are bold as a lion, Hallelujah! Boldness comes from a sense of security. The word bold means to be confident, to be secure, and to trust.
The scriptures declare to us in Proverbs 3: 5-6 (AMP)
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
When you know you are walking in the path that God has ordained for your life you can be bold. God will always confirm what He said with signs following. We can be bold as believers because we know that our God is God. We know that all power is in His hands. We know that He will always be with us and nothing shall by any means harm us. We are confident and secure that God will always keep His word and we can trust Him to be with us and for us in any situation, temptation, test or trial we face. We have been made the righteousness of God in Christ and we know that we can be bold to declare God’s word and see it fulfilled in our lives. We know that God will never deny our faith; He will answer and perform His will and good pleasure. We are anxious for nothing but in everything we prayer and make our request known to God and we know that He is faithful to do all that is according to His will. We know that God will always back us up when we are standing in faith therefore we can boldly possess, confess and quickly stress the devil and his kingdom. So go ahead and walk in your son-ship and be bold as a lion because you have been made righteous through the blood of the lamb.