The Apostle Paul’s answer In 2 Cor. 3:7, ff. is very bold. Paul notes that Moses’ face was radiant after meeting with God (Exodus 34). Paul then asks, “If Moses face was radiant in carrying the message of condemnation, how much more radiant are our faces in carrying a message of freedom?” So how bold should we be at work, at school and with friends?
Paul lays it out for us. “Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness … We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone in the sight of God” (2 Cor. 3:12, 4:2).
“But I’m afraid,” we say. Wouldn’t it though be refreshing to go all in with the same love and passion for God that Paul had? To put it bluntly, our fear is misplaced. “Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience” (2 Cor. 5:11).
All in is the very best place to be. Paul knew it and we know it. Let’s go.