The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.(Proverb 28:1)
Once again we see the wisdom of Almighty God, the character of man, along with an open display of Father God's advice.
As we observe the manner in which others handle life in general, conclusions are drawn. Why even a child is known by his doings. (Proverbs 20:11) Here we find a deeper awareness and importance for having a strong foundation. For no other foundation can we build upon for success than that which has already then laid, Jesus Christ! (1 Corinthians 3:11) So, what happens in this life's almost seemingly endless journey that would bring about such a difference in character?
I'm reminded of times in my walk of faith when God had called upon me and others to be strong and do exploits. (Daniel 11:32) However, no sooner than the work of God had begun many fled. As I observed other areas in their life, the same pattern existed. Instead of the word of God producing a holy boldness; a weak character of surrender seemed to steal away blessing after blessing.
The lion knows his position. When he roars, others are reminded of his God-given abilities and authority. Jesus is referred to as, "The lion of Judah," in the book of Revelation. (Revelation 5:5) As his offspring, our role should reflect the same. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder