It is better to be confident than to be fearful. But there is something called foolish confidence. Such people are confident but their confidence has no foundation. The Psalmist calls it “foolish confidence”.
“This is the path of those who have foolish confidence; yet after them people approve of their boasts” (Psa 49:13).
Those with foolish confidence can look bold, courageous, and determined. Such people will be highly regarded in church and society. They will be esteemed as great. Surely, they will enjoy much popularity due to their flamboyance. But the reality is that all their pomp will crumble as the weight of life increases and the burdens become too much to bear.
But when your confidence is in the Lord, He will sustain you. Life may be full of troubles, but God will uphold you.
In Psalm 49:13, the foolish confidence of people seems to invite a following. No matter how foolish, there will be many to follow that path. This following makes it even more palatable. The numbers seem to give notoriety to their foolish boasts.
True confidence is confidence in the Lord’s ability to sustain you, to uphold you, and lead you in the path that is best for you.
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