Take courage and be a man
Quote by J.C. Ryle: “Young man, be of good courage. Care not for wha...”
For The Church
Joshua And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. Job When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return. Job For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living. Deuteronomy ,20 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: …. Deuteronomy Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Joshua ,7 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them….
Many of life's greatest accomplishments have been achieved because men and women refused to be intimidated by the "impossible. He had a "giant" task. David was visiting his older brothers in the camp when he first came face to face with Goliath. BODY I. A definition of courage. We need to understand something. Everyone is afraid, at some time or other.
Nowadays we use the words brave and courageous interchangeably. But if we were to trace them back to their roots, the words mean different things. It is tempting for men who desire to be macho to act as if they are fearless. Bravery admits its fears but faces them regardless. It is vulnerability. If bravery is to outwardly face what intimidates us, courage is being transparent enough to admit that inwardly we have many fears and wounds.
Jesus spoke the Word of God throughout his ministry. When faced with the devil's lies and temptations, he countered with the truth of God's Word. The spoken Word of God is like a living, powerful sword in our mouths Hebrews , and if Jesus depended upon it to face challenges in life, so can we. If you need encouragement from God's Word to conquer your fears , take strength from these Bible verses about courage. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
King David tells his son Solomon: Take Courage. Be a Man. More than any other virtue, courage helps us put others needs first, and to sacrifice our own desires. When people assume power, it becomes very easy to make sure our own needs and desires are met first. And thus, we get selfish and egocentric leaders.