(August 30) Hope in Christ Builds Our Faith

"Since we have such a hope, we are very bold." 2 Corinthians 3:12

The Apostle Paul has an unwavering boldness as he preaches the gospel. His courage is continuously displayed in the face of opposition and persecution. Although he often encounters resistance, retreat is never an option.

Paul's enemies use his sufferings as a reason to taunt. Those who reject the gospel of grace reckon him to be a blasphemer, a betrayer, and one to be violently opposed. For Paul, the human outcome of his preaching is not his primary concern. He is steadfast in his aim to ultimately please only One, the Lord Jesus Christ.