Courage in the Darkness

A new piece on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos addresses the need for Christian courage in trying economic times.

From the article: “There is no better passage in Scripture that speaks of courage than the first chapter of the Book of Joshua. Moses had been the leader of the Israelites for forty years, and now Joshua was to take over. God, knowing his doubt and fears, saying to him three separate times: “Be strong and very courageous.” Each time the emphasis is different. First, he promises Joshua, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.” The second time, he adds “Be careful to obey my instructions.” The third time we see his deep concern for his possibly nervous servant. “Have not I commanded you! Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged. I will be with you wherever you go.””

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~ by tddalrymple on July 29, 2009.

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