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Courage

August 5, 2020

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Thought for Today

An excerpt from

Walk the Talk

by Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

QUESTION:

What does "courage" have to do with being a person of good character...with someone who stays true to their principles and their values?

ANSWER:

EVERYTHING!

You see, being values-driven means two things:

Doing what's right - following our conscience; refusing to compromise our principles, despite pressures and temptations to the contrary, and taking a stand against what's wrong - speaking out, whenever we see others do things that are incorrect or inappropriate.

Unquestionably, both of those require guts and fortitude...they require courage.

Courage is...

Following your conscience instead of "following the crowd". Refusing to take part in hurtful or disrespectful behaviours. Sacrificing personal gain for the benefit of others. Speaking your mind even though others don't agree. Taking complete responsibility for your actions...and your mistakes. Following the rules - and insisting that others do the same. Challenging the status quo in search of better ways. Doing what you know is right - regardless of the risks and potential consequences.

I'd like to share the "Cadet Prayer" that is repeated during chapel services at the U.S. Military Academy:

"Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole truth can be won. Endow us with the courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy."

That is truly the essence of courage.

A Word from God’s Scripture for Today

“We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.”
  • Psalm 78:4

Comment

“According to the Christian values that govern my life, my most important reason for living is to get..... the gospel safely in the hands of my children. Of course, I want to place it in as many other hands as possible; nevertheless, my number one responsibility is to evangelise my own children. I hope millions of other fathers agree with that ultimate priority.”
  • James Dobson

Passage of Scripture for Today – Psalm 78:1-8


Quote for Today

“Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.”
  • Bill Copeland

Mother Basilea Schlink’s Attitude for Today

"If you find a task or assignment becoming hard, do it out of love for Jesus. Love will make the most difficult tasks easy for you. And work done in love will be lovingly accepted by Jesus."
  • Mother Basilea Schlink

Proverb for Today

“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”
  • Proverbs 13:4

Word from Scripture for Today

"This is my prayer: That your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ."
  • Philippians 1:9-10



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