Dr. Dan Hayden •

Proverbs 28:1 says, “The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” So, are you strong like a lion, or are you a scaredy-cat?

There is power in godliness. When we walk with the Lord and live a righteous life, we experience boldness and courage. But when we’re self-centered, and greedy, and lustful, there’s no spiritual power. As Proverbs 28:1 says, we flee even when no one is pursuing.

In 2 Timothy 3:5, after describing the moral decline that will take place in the “last days,” Paul says, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.” Did you know that all Christians have the opportunity to know the power of God, but most Christians know very little of what that means?

The word “power” is the Greek word dynamin, which has the idea of might, and strength, and force. Now is where we get the word dynamite, but that’s not the idea here. You see, dynamite makes a big explosion – it makes a lot of noise – it’s over in a minute, and it’s hard to find the pieces. But is where we also get the word dynamo – a constant source of energy that can be put to practical use; or dynamic – a powerful situation that makes a difference.


Now spiritually speaking, to be a dynamic Christian is to be a Christian filled with the presence of Christ. You see, you can’t have a casual, off-and-on relationship with Christ, and hope to have any power with God.

In Philippians 1:21 Paul says, “For me to live is Christ.” Now that’s the essence of godliness—Christ consuming my life, so that I’m more concerned about His glory than I am about my security, comfort, and pleasure. Only then will I truly know the power of God.

Hey – Do you want to be a bold and courageous witness for Christ? Then love Christ with all your heart.