“If I profess, with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christianity. Where the battle rages the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle-field besides is mere flight and disgrace to him if he flinches at that one point.” Elizabeth Rundle Charles
1. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant.
2. to shrink under pain; wince.
Are there any parts of your Christian faith that make you wince?
Do you ever wish you could take an eraser to certain verses in the Bible?
I can tell you that the times I’ve “flinched” in my faith have been times when I’ve feared man more than I’ve feared God.
I shrunk under the fear of possible rejection.
I found it easier to draw back from an unpleasant conversation than state the truth from God’s Word.
Upon doing the following I began to notice that I flinched less and less in my faith:
- Participated in an “in-depth” bible study that helped me understand WHO God is, so I no longer winced at those tough verses in the bible. Instead, I began to understand them in the full context of the Scriptures and character of God.
- Prayed that God would enable me to share His truth with love.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
When you boldly speak His truth, and people reject you; remember they are also rejecting Him who sent you, for you are never alone. God never flinches.