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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8214 confidence, basis of
8214 confidence, basis of

8214 confidence, basis of

The confidence of believers, is grounded in God’s character, actions and trustworthy promises, rather than human achievements.

Confidence originates with God

In his unchanging and faithful nature Nu 23:19; Tit 1:1-2 See also 1Sa 15:29; Ps 33:11; Ps 102:27; Pr 3:26; Isa 49:23; Mal 3:6; 2Ti 1:12; Jas 1:17

In his covenant Jer 32:40; Heb 9:15 See also Ge 9:16 with all living creatures; Ge 17:7 with Abraham; 2Sa 7:13 with the house of David; 2Sa 23:5; Ps 89:34; Isa 54:10; Isa 55:3; Eze 16:60; Ac 3:25

In election Dt 7:6; Ro 8:28 See also Isa 41:9-10; Jer 31:3; Ro 8:33; 1Co 1:9; 1Th 5:24; 2Ti 2:19

In his past deliverances Ps 22:4-5; Ro 8:31-32 See also Dt 7:18; Dt 20:1; Jos 1:5; 1Sa 17:37; 1Ki 8:57; Ps 44:1-5; Ps 78:2-4; 2Co 1:10

In his word Isa 55:10-11 See also Ps 89:34; Ps 119:74; Ps 130:5; Ro 15:4; 1Pe 1:25; 2Pe 1:19

In his promises Jos 23:14; Heb 10:23 See also 1Ki 8:20; Ps 119:140; 2Pe 1:4

Confidence is centred on Jesus Christ

Ro 8:38-39 See also Ac 17:31; Ro 8:1; 2Co 1:20; Col 1:27; 1Ti 3:13; Heb 7:22,25; Heb 9:15; 1Pe 2:6; Isa 28:16

Confidence is mediated by the Holy Spirit

Ro 8:16 See also 2Co 1:21-22; 2Co 5:5; Eph 1:13-14

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1160God, unchangeable
1345covenant
1610Scripture
3203Holy Spirit & assurance
3287Holy Spirit, sealing of
5466promises
6638election
8020faith

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