Bold and Courageous

Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
PSALM 32:11
Bold and Courageous
You may rejoice in the Lord, you who trust in the Lord, who do not trust or rejoice in yourselves but rather despair of yourselves and are sorrowful, who are your own enemies and find no satisfaction in your own opinion. . .. Be bold and courageous; rise up and sing praises; be of good cheer, like a man who shouts for joy. For the heart that is right with God and is not wrapped up in itself or in something other than God is founded on the eternal good and stands firm. Therefore it has an abundance out of which it can praise, glory, strut, and boast, as the apostle says (1 Corinthians 1:31): "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."

From Seven Penitential Psalms, on Psalm 32 (Luther's Works 14:154)
April 28
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