For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the
ungodly. Rom. 5,6
Confidence by the blood of Jesus!
since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus. Heb. 10:19
Is there anything a human being needs more and more - as the truth
about oneself - about mans real condition - becomes clear for it in Gods
light - it is to find a true and real reason for boldness before God! -
Because all boldness one previously found in oneself has now vanished
like dew before the sun. One find oneself as naked and undressed before
Him. What shall I hide myself in then?
First of all is it a question about boldness to stand in the
presence of God at all - «- enter
the holy place» - as the apostle describes it here.
But also boldness to everything else in Christian life demands a
true ground to stand on. For example boldness to witness to others about
our Savior. Here Satan turns up immediately with his accusations: Who
are you who witnesses about Jesus? You who constantly sins! - You who
are so full of hypocrisy an falsity! - Yes, you now it is true! - You
does not mean anything to the full, and does certainly not live in
accordance with what you mean at any rate!
Yes, this is the way he uses Gods own law against you, and this he
can do as long as you are trying to find the reason for boldness in
yourself and your own. Only the spiritual blind can be satisfied with
what they find there, not the one who is of the truth and has got eyes
to see with.
But if you get your eyes focused on the reason for boldness that
the apostle points out here, both Satan and your own hearts condemnation
have to retreat before joy and certainty: «Therefore, brethren...
confidence by the blood of Jesus!»
Holy Bible New American Standard