Joshua 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
The word Courage means the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc without fear and to be brave.
When we are courageous we may suffer. But being courageous takes bravery.
Courage is one of man’s needs since fear is one on mans enemies.
Courage is a trait of strong character. Moral courage allows men to have the power to stand against all forms of persecution or ridicule and criticism.
Too many Christians are unsuccessful in living a steadfast life for God. The word steadfast means immovable, constant or enduring. They are afraid of being belittled, humiliation or being a laughingstock, and mistreatment. They even hide the fact they are Christians. They keep it quiet and they become secret service Christians.
I refuse to hide my beliefs and I will stand strong for Christ. He hung on the cross for me and the least I can do is to live for HIM.
Don't look and act like the world, come out and be ye separate.
How about you? Have Courage and be all that God has called you to be.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.