Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Be Strong and of Good Courage
Three times the Lord told Joshua to be strong and of good courage before he was to lead the people of Isreal into the promised land. Today, the Lord wants us, His sons and daughters to also be strong and of good courage:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Eph 6:10
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 Tim 2:1
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 1 John 2:14.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalms 27:14
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Psalms 31:24
When our hope is in the Lord, He strengthens our heart, and wants us to be of GOOD courage.
The word courage from the dictionary reference website here is defined as, “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.”
It means fearlessness. Perfect love casts out fear. Fear is our biggest enemy because he who fears is NOT made perfect in love. If we have areas of fear and the one that I personally battle with lately is FEAR OF THE FUTURE – then we can pray to the Father to become fearless. To be filled with all strength in the Father and to have good courage.
Lots of love