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Bible Study Topic: Confidence

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Now Gaal son of Ebed moved with his brothers into Shechem, and its citizens put their confidence in him.
Judges 9:26
 
David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.
All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands."
1 Samuel 17:45-47
 
They called for the king; and Eliakim son of Hilkiah the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and Joah son of Asaph the recorder went out to them.
The field commander said to them, "Tell Hezekiah: " 'This is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: On what are you basing this confidence of yours?
You say you have strategy and military strength,but you speak only empty words. On whom are you depending, that you rebel against me?
Look now, you are depending on Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which pierces a man's hand and wounds him if he leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him.
And if you say to me, "We are depending on the LORD our God"-isn't he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah removed, saying to Judah and Jerusalem, "You must worship before this altar in Jerusalem"?
2 Kings 18:18-22
 
"If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,'
Job 31:24
 
The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?
When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
Psalms 27:1-5
 
You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,
Psalms 65:5
 
He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
Psalms 112:7
 
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
Psalms 118:8-9
 
but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."
Proverbs 1:33
 
for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
Proverbs 3:26
 
A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless.
Proverbs 14:16
 
He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26
 
A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.
Proverbs 21:22
 
Like a bad tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
Proverbs 25:19
 
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Isaiah 26:3
 
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
Isaiah 30:15
 
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will show myself holy among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.
They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.' "
Ezekiel 28:25-26
 
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.
But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."
Daniel 3:16-18
 
Do not trust a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend. Even with her who lies in your embrace be careful of your words.
Micah 7:5
 
Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 28:31
 
Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God;
if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;
if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
Romans 2:17-19
 
as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.
2 Corinthians 1:14-15
 
I wrote as I did so that when I came I should not be distressed by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.
2 Corinthians 2:3
 
Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
We live by faith, not by sight.
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8
 
I am glad I can have complete confidence in you.
2 Corinthians 7:16
 
In addition, we are sending with them our brother who has often proved to us in many ways that he is zealous, and now even more so because of his great confidence in you.
2 Corinthians 8:22
 
I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world.
2 Corinthians 10:2
 
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12
 
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6
 
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
Philippians 1:25
 
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh,
though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:
Philippians 3:3-4
 
We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.
2 Thessalonians 3:4
 
Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.
Philemon 1:21
 
But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.Warning Against Unbelief
Hebrews 3:6
 
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
Hebrews 3:14
 
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:16
 
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:22
 
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
Hebrews 10:35
 
And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
1 John 2:28
 
Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God
1 John 3:21
 
In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.
1 John 4:17
 
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14
 
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