Devotional 07/15/2017by Terry Trainor on 07/15/17
After the Romans were defeated by the Gauls at Allia, Rome was sacked, and it seemed as if the Gauls might take the Capitol at any moment. Among the garrison was a young man of the Fabian family, and on a certain day the anniversary of a sacrifice returned, when his family had always offered sacrifice upon the Quirinal Hill outside the city. This hill was in the possession of the Gauls, but when the morning dawned, the young man took the sacred utensils of his god, went down from the Capitol, passed through the Gallic sentries, through the main body, up the hill, offered sacrifice, and came back unharmed. It was always told as a wonder among Roman legends.
This is just how the Christian should act when a decision for Christ is called for. Though he is just one person in the midst of a thousand opponents, let him, at the precise moment when duty calls, fearless of all danger, go straight to the appointed spot, do his duty, and remember that consequences belong to God and not to us. We should all pray for this manner of Holy Boldness when it comes to witnessing for Christ to a lost and dying world, as well as all of our other Christian work. We do these things for GOD, not for man. We should consider what we purpose ourselves to do, and who we are doing it for, ignoring all other thoughts and possibilities.
The Word of God tells us to be bold in our witness:
Philippians 1:20-21 (KJV);
"According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
And it tells us to be bold in our petitions to God as well:
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.