Courage

Outline

1. Source of Courage

2. Israel Enjoined and Assured

3. God's Charge to Joshua

4. Circumstance That Required Courage

 

1. Source of Courage

 

 A Psalm] of David. The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalms 27:1)

 

 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)

 

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

 

 So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. (Hebrews 13:6)

 

2. Israel Enjoined and Assured

 

7  Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that [is] with him: for [there be] more with us than with him: 8  With him [is] an arm of flesh; but with us [is] the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32)

 

3. God's Charge to Joshua

 

6  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. 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. (Joshua 1)

 

4. Circumstance That Required Courage

 

 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. (1 Samuel 17:32)

 

 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (Daniel 3:18)

 

Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29)

 

 

Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 21:13)