Tuesday, May 26, 2009



We read some Proverbs on courage the other day.

Proverbs 3:25 stated that "the Lord will be your confidence."
Proverbs 14:32 stated: "even in death the righteous have refuge."
Proverbs 22:13 and 26:13 both mentioned sluggards being scared of lions outside or on the road.
Proverbs 28:1 said that the "righteous are as bold as a lion."
Proverbs 24:10 said: "If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!"

They help us remember that the Lord is our confidence, that we are only here temporarily and then go to heaven, and that our true character shows when things are not going good for us, but when we are in "times of trouble."

A group of about 10 of us went door knocking Sunday afternoon, which of course requires a certain amount of courage and boldness. (At least 5 in this group are reading the Chronological Bible.)

About a week ago we read Proverbs 11:30-31: "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise." This scripture can encourage us to be bold and courageous when we share our faith.

There are a lot of other scriptures on being bold and courageous.

Jesus commanded the disciples in Matthew 14:27 and Mark 6:30 to "take courage", and there are verses in Acts that mention courage.

1 comment:

Tera Chau said...

hmmm thx for your thoughts Craig, reminds me of what God said to Moses and Joshua (and David to Solomon, and Hezekiah to the Isrealites) "be strong and courageous." Courage/confidence is something I have to work at a lot, I usually run (or shut down) when things get too difficult, good thing God is our confidence...

"Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God." 2 Cor 3:4-5