Podcast #245: “Confidence” by Sanctus Real

Gauging Our Confidence Against Daniel, Moses, and David

The world today has a way taking good and noble things and twisting them into something God never intended. As we spend time in Scripture inspired by Sanctus Real’s song “Confidence,” the stark contrast between God’s way and the world’s way rises to the surface.

Join me as we jump into God’s Word and combat bad ideas with truth.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Read and keep on reading
    • Consider a topic
    • Consider the opposite
    • Write out observations
  • Deciding WHO will be our confidence – Proverbs 3:26
  • Considering what the world deems as confidence building exercises and comparing them to accounts of men of faith in God’s Word
  • The methods the father of lies uses uses to distort truth
    • twist the truth slightly (by the way…that equals a lie)
    • mix in truth with lies
    • put some “that sounds like a good idea” stuff in there (don’t forget, God’s ways are higher than our ways)
  • Looking intently into the truth – James 1:25
  • The account of Daniel in the lion’s den in Daniel 6
    • Daniel lived a consistent life apart from his circumstances
    • Daniel’s confidence was in the Lord despite the outcome
    • Daniel was confident that the part was to act out faultlessly in obedience
  • How the world says to build confidence by visualizing yourself in a better place, but Daniel’s mental efforts were spent in obedience
  • How the world says to affirm yourself, but as a result of Daniel’s obedience the LORD was affirmed and glorified (which should be our goal) – Daniel 6:25-27
  • Moses who had no self-confidence
  • David who suffered rejection
  • How all three men flexed the faith muscles necessary to get through scary situations
  • Building our faith through obedience and confidence in God alone for His glory alone

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Read up on Daniel (Book of Daniel), Moses (start in the Book of the Exodus), and David (start in 1 Samuel). Don’t be afraid to read and keep on reading making observations along the way. As you read, consider the topic of confidence and observe where these men of faith rooted their confidence.

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