I recently returned from the 2:1 Conference in Chicago. 2:1 is a conference for homeschool bloggers. Since I blog and homeschool (and have a sweet friend I wanted to visit in Chicago), it was a perfect fit.
The theme for the conference was “Live Boldly.”
I liked the sound of that. I like to think I do that. But I really wasn’t sure. I thought perhaps a study of the word, “bold” might help me determine what exactly it means to live boldly, and whether or not I’m doing that.
If you’re unsure about what it means to do a word study, or why I do them, take a peek back at last week’s post on the word, “attentive.” I explain more there.
So here we go . . .
Today’s word for study is BOLD.
Key Word Definitions:
daring: having courage sufficient for a purpose; challenging; defying
courageous: brave; bold; hardy to encounter difficulties and dangers; adventurous; enterprising
brave: fearless of danger; courageous; bold; daring
intrepid: literally, not trembling or shaking with fear; undaunted
fearless: free from fear; courageous
confident: having full belief; trusting; relying; fully assured.
striking: affecting with strong emotions; forcible; strong; exact; impressive
Bold Defined in My Own Words:
To be bold is to have enough courage for the task at hand. This courage is unshaking and fearless because of there is full assurance, trust and belief in the task. It is daring and impressive, relying on something or someone greater than your fear.
This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have confidence through our faith in him. (Ephesians 3:11-12)
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)
As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. (Philippians 1:20)
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)
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (1 Timothy 1:6-7)
We were bold in our God to speak to you. (1Thess 2:2)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:31)