Numbers 23:19 (NKJV) 19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV) 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
There is example after example in the Bible where God made and kept the promises He made to His people.
Promises of blessings and prosperity for obedience;
Deuteronomy 28:1 (NKJV)1 "Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
Promises of curses for disobedience;
Deuteronomy 28:15 (NKJV)15 "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
The Bible says there are some things we should not have confidence in and one of those things is in our flesh, or in ourselves alone.
Philippians 3:3 (NKJV)3 For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh,
Proverbs 14:16 (NKJV)16 A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.
That doesn’t mean that we should doubt our abilities but that we should not count on them apart from God.
David took no credit in his goodness or his abilities.
Psalm 16:2 (NKJV)2 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, "You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You."
His confidence was in God.
Psalm 16:1 (NKJV) Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
He gave God all the credit for his success.
Psalm 16:5-7 (NKJV)5 O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.7 I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
Like David our trust should be in God not in finances, government, other people or ourselves alone.
We will never be ashamed when we put our confidence in God.
Romans 10:11 (NKJV)11 For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."
Isaiah 49:23 (NKJV)23 Kings shall be your foster fathers, And their queens your nursing mothers; They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, And lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD, For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me."
Our confidence comes from our relationship with Christ. He is our High Priest, and through His intercession, we can “approach the throne of grace with confidence
Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
After Jesus’ resurrection we see the confidence of Peter and John.
Acts 4:13 (NKJV)13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
We can be confident because we are assured of our salvation.
1 John 2:3-5 (NKJV)3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
That assurance gives us extreme confidence .
Proverbs 28:1 (NKJV)1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.
A biblical self-confidence is really a confidence in God's Word and character. We put no confidence in our flesh, but we have every confidence in the God who made us, called us, saved us and keeps us.
Jeremiah 17:7 (HCSB) The man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence indeed is the LORD, is blessed.
Philippians 1:3-6 (NKJV)3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;