We had something old and now something bold. I never really considered myself bold and that is one reason people could walk all over me, that has changed. Just because you are a believer, a woman, or nice does not mean you have to be a doormat. God hates abuse.
Being bold doesn’t mean you are abrasive or abusive, but confident in God that you are in the right. It doesn’t mean screaming or shouting. The Holy Spirit gives you boldness. He gives you the words to say and sometimes they may surprise you. Wow? Was that me?
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1
When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they marveled and took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness… Acts 4:29
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31
But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God. Romans 15:15
…in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in Him. Ephesians 3:12
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel… Ephesians 6:19
But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 1 Thessalonians 2:2
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. Hebrews 4:16 ( go boldly )
Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you. Philemon 1:8
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, 2 Corinthians 2:12
The Greek word for bold is parrhesia, par-rhay-see’-ah and amets in Hebrew, strong, stout. bold. Many of these verses are from Paul’s writings and most are declarative of the Spirit giving them boldness, Paul was educated but the fisherman were not, He is not a respecter of persons. For God does not show favoritism. Romans 2:11
As for the Spirit, we are under a new covenant, the Spirit ministers, For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what must be said. Luke 12:12 CSB, so we are not to shrink back, knowing what we believe, what Jesus did, we can ask, we are go before the throne, respectfully, but asking for something boldly.