“So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me’ ” (Hebrews 13:6)
After admonishing his fellow Christians to live upright lives and to treat others honorably in the first few verses of this chapter, the writer of Hebrews quotes this passage given by David in Psalm 118:6.
“Boldly” means with confidence, not with arrogance. David had a special relationship with God; but, then, we do, too, even though our relationship with Him is not exactly the same as David’s.
Through God’s word and through His divine providence, we know He is with us if we remain faithful. Thus, having developed such an abiding faith in Him, we know Him and we build our lives around Him.
With such a structure, we go forward with confidence, not being held back by fear of what others may say or do to us.