A combination of boldness and humility, like that of Paul’s, requires the direction and accompaniment of the Spirit.
In these latter days, sharing bold truths like those found plainly in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” can be difficult. We can read through our Come Follow Me lesson this week and study the language of Paul to see how he did it. His example of courage in conviction is inspiring. But a study of the influence of the Spirit, rather than just how he talked, might prove more helpful.
Within these few chapters alone, there are approximately 55 instances where the presence of the Spirit is seen. The Lord told Paul, “Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: … For I am with thee, …” And Joseph Smith taught, “No man can preach the Gospel without the Holy Ghost.”
Of course, anyone can say the words, but to truly “preach” it takes the Spirit.
Whose someone you think does this well?